Daniel O'Connell and the Revival of National Life in Ireland

Daniel O'Connell and the Revival of National Life in Ireland

Read FREE!

Daniel O'Connell and the Revival of National Life in Ireland

Daniel O'Connell and the Revival of National Life in Ireland

Read FREE!

Excerpt

This little volume is not offered to the public as a mere verbal expansion of the article which I contributed a few years ago to the Dictionary of National Biography. The conditions of its production have allowed of freer treatment than was possible or even desirable in the former instance. At the same time I have endeavoured to maintain the attitude of impartiality which, I trust, marked the earlier essay. My view throughout has remained unchanged. The ashes of the controversy that raged about O'Connell during his lifetime are still hot in the path of his biographer. Perhaps even yet the time has hardly come when it is possible to judge him in his true proportions. Years of study devoted to Irish history and a warm attachment to the land of my literary adoption will, I hope, plead for me with those who regard it as a presumption for anyone save an Irishman to offer an opinion on a subject peculiarly Irish. Fortunate in possessing dear friends in both camps, and knowing that however divided they are in politics they are united in a common love of their common country, I shall account myself doubly fortunate if the sketch I have here attempted of perhaps the . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.