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The Life of Lord Russell of Killowen Richard Barry OBrien

The Life of Lord Russell of Killowen

Richard Barry OBrien

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230249728
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112 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII THE PARNELLMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII THE PARNELL COMMISSION In 1887 the Home Rule agitation was at its height in England, and Russell was in the thick of the fight. Few men were invited to attend more public meetings throughout the country, and none responded more cheerfully to these invitations. Do you remember, wrote one of his correspondents, the picture in Punch some years ago of a tenants dinner? One of the farmers is making a speech, and says, If all squires would do as our do, why, there would be fewer on em do as they do do. So if others would do for Home Rule what you have done, there would be a better chance of its success. Another wrote: Many thanks for your cordial note. I know not how you do it- how a busy man like you are can give up your time to the cause with such lavish extravagance I cannot tell- but I can assure you that it is much appreciated. A third wrote: The first annual meeting of the Home Rule Union takes place on Saturday, June 18, at 2 P.m. at the National Liberal Club. We would be extremely glad if you, who have done harder work for us than any leading Liberal, would manage to be present. You have responded so generously to every call made on your time and energy, that I am almost afraid to lay another straw on you, but your presence would give us so much pleasure that I cannot spare you this time. In November 1887 Sir William Harcourt wrote: I have read with admiration and humiliation the list you have sent my son of the meetings you have attended and are to attend. It is miraculous to me how, with all your work, you find the energy and time for it all. We ought to be and are very grateful to you for such self-sacrificing energy. I am myself quite unequal to your prolific capacity. In January 1888 Mr. Darling wrote one...