Ireland an Enemy of the Allies?: (L'Irlande-ennemie?)

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E. P. Dutton, 1920 - Ireland - 268 pages

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Page 202 - Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organisation, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and through her open military organisations, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army, having patiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment, and, supported by her exiled Children in America and by gallant Allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence...
Page 180 - ... to be bound only by laws enacted by his Majesty and the parliament of that kingdom, in all cases whatever, and to have all actions and suits at law or in equity, which may be instituted in...
Page 202 - IRISHMEN and IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom.
Page v - The Irish, on the other hand, were distinguished by qualities which tend to make men interesting rather than prosperous. They were an ardent and impetuous race, easily moved to tears or to laughter, to fury or to love. Alone among the nations of northern Europe they had the susceptibility, the vivacity, the natural turn for acting and rhetoric, which are indigenous on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Page 81 - England logically was in the odious position of being the cause of all the misery of Ireland. What, then, was the duty of an English minister ? To effect by his policy all those changes which a revolution would do by force. That was the Irish question in its integrity.
Page 247 - Marry so there have been divers good plots devised, and wise counsels cast already about reformation of that realm : but they say, it is the fatal destiny of that land, that no purposes whatsoever which are meant for her good, will prosper or take good effect...
Page 81 - Thus you have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and, in addition, the weakest executive in the world.
Page 115 - To-day the people, broadly speaking, own the soil ; to-day the laborers live in decent habitations; to-day there is absolute freedom in the local government and the local taxation of the country; to-day we have the widest...
Page 197 - During the period between pm April 20 and pm April 21 an attempt to land arms and ammunition in Ireland was made in a vessel under the guise of a neutral merchant ship, but in reality a German auxiliary, in conjunction with a German submarine. The auxiliary sank, and a number of prisoners were made...
Page 116 - So far as the town tenants are concerned, we have this consolation, that we have passed for Ireland an Act whereby they are protected against arbitrary eviction, and are given compensation not only for disturbance from their homes, but for the good-will of the business they had created, a piece of legislation far in advance of anything obtained for the town tenants of England.

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