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IRISH GRIEVANCES SHORTLY STATED.

IRISH GRIEVANCES

SHORTLY STATED.

BY

JAMES COTTER MORISON, M.A. Oxon.

“Iy I were an Irishman I would be a rebel."- Reported words of
Sir John MOORE.

“When popular discontents have been very prevalent, it may well
be affirmed and supported that there has been generally something
found amiss in the constitution or in the conduct of the Government.
The people have no interest in disorder. When they do wrong, it is
their error, not their crime. But with the governing part of the State
it is far otherwise : they certainly may act ill by design as well as by
inistake."

BURKE's Thoughts anoBuse of the Present Discontents.

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London:
LONGMANS, GREEN, READER, & DYER.

1868.

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LONDON : R. CLAY, SON, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS

BREAD STREET HILL.

TO THE READER.

The writer of the following pages feels that he cannot allow the ridicule which frequently attaches to a palinode to deter him from remarking that the sentiments here expressed are in many respects opposed to the tenor of an article he wrote in the January number of the Fortnightly Review. That article was the too hasty expression of a of opinions that sprang, in great measure, from national prejudice, from an inadequate knowledge —which he may perhaps also qualify as nationalof the actual grievances of Ireland, and from insufficient meditation on their causes past and present. A visit to Ireland, extending over several weeks, and devoted to the exclusive study of Ireland and her history, has wrought in the writer's mind a grave change of convictions. He

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