The Graves at Kilmorna: A Story of '67

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Longmans, Green, 1915 - Fenians - 373 pages

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Page 150 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 154 - I shall only say that as the blood of the martyrs was the seed of saints, so the blood of the patriot is the sacred seed from which alone can spring new forces, and fresh life into a nation that is drifting into the putrescence of decay.
Page 80 - Kngland has not scrupled to avow her opinion that the people of the Roman States, like every other people. have a right to choose the furm of their own government, and the persons in whose hands that government shall be placed.
Page 17 - Ere I am false to you. When I behold your mountains bold — Your noble lakes and streams — A mingled tide of grief and pride Within my bosom teems. I think of all your long dark thrall — Your martyrs brave and true ; And dash apart the tears that start — We must not weep for you, Dear land — We must not weep for you.
Page 341 - The nation will go on: grow fat like Jeshurun and kick. And then it will grow supremely disgusted with itself: It will take its wealth and build a monastery on every hilltop in Ireland. This land will become another Thebaid - and that will be its final destiny'.
Page 80 - Said the Times : — That government should be for the good of the governed, and that whenever rulers wilfully and persistently postpone the good of their subjects, either to the interests of foreign states, or to abstract theories of religion or politics, the people have a right to throw off the yoke, are principles which have been too often admitted and acted upon to be any longer questioned.
Page 323 - ... few, Till all my aim on earth became To strike one blow for you, Dear land — To strike one blow for you. What path is best your rights to wrest Let other heads divine ; By work or word, with voice or sword, To follow them be mine. The breast that zeal and hatred steel, No terrors can subdue ; If death should come, that martyrdom Were sweet, endured for you, Dear land — Were sweet, endured for you, No name is given to claim the authorship of these passionate lines.
Page 80 - The destiny of a nation ought to be determined, not by the opinions of other nations, but by the opinion of the nation itself. To decide whether they are well governed or not, or rather whether the degree of extortion, corruption, and cruelty to which they are subject is sufficient to justify armed resistance, is for those who live under that government...
Page 157 - Wednesday next you be drawn from thence on a hurdle to the place of execution, and there hanged by the neck until you are dead.
Page 259 - At the voice of the people the weak symbols fall, And humanity marches o'er purple and pall, O'er sceptre and crown, with a glorious disdain, For the symbol must fall and humanity reign. Onward! then onward! ye brave to the vanguard, Gather in glory round liberty's standard! Like France, lordly France, we shall sweep from their station All, all who oppose the stern will of a nation; Like Prussia's brave children will stoop...

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