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A Popular History of Ireland: from the Earliest
Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics
by Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Ireland, lifting herself from the dust, drying her tears,
and proudly demanding her legitimate place among the
nations of the earth, is a spectacle to cause immense
progress in political philosophy.
Behold a nation whose fame had spread over all the earth
ere the flag of England had come into existence. For 500
years her life has been apparently extinguished. The