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...of their country--perhaps not the same solar system. Yet for money, claret, and patronage, they lend their countenance, assistance, and friendship to the Ministers who are the stern and inflexible enemies to the emancipation of Ireland!
Thank God that all is not profligacy and corruption in the history of that devoted people--and that the name of Irishman does not always carry with it the idea of the oppressor or the oppressed--the plunderer or the plundered--the tyrant or the slave!Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.What Irishman does not feel proud that he has lived in the days of GRATTAN? who has not turned to him for comfort, from the false friends and open enemies of Ireland? who did not remember him in the days of its burnings and wastings and murders? No Government ever dismayed him--the world could not bribe him--he thought only of Ireland--lived for no other object--dedicated to her his beautiful fancy, his elegant wit, his manly courage, and all the splendour of his astonishing... Smith, Sydney
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