Image from page 104 of "Great Irishmen in war and politics" (1920)

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    Identifier: greatirishmeninw00lave Title: Great Irishmen in war and politics Year: 1920 (1920s) Authors: Lavery, Felix Redmond, John Edward, 1856-1918 O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929 Keating, Joseph Ignatius, 1865-1939 Gwynn, Stephen Lucius, 1864-1950 Polson, Donald, 1871- Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland Ireland -- Biography Publisher: London : A. Melrose, ltd. Contributing Library: University of California Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: to perpetuate that promise of happiness.When he offered his life in defence of the British people inthe memorable year of 1914, Ireland was tranquil. Herhope and trust in the new government had brought amarvellous change in the relationship between her peopleand their rulers. Peace and goodwill permeated the land.Crime of any kind was almost unknown. At assize courtafter assize court the only thing a visiting judge had todo was to accept white gloves. Outside Ireland, the wholeBritish empire had been won over to Irish self-government.A hole had been bored through the House of Lords, inorder to let the bill go unharmed, all the way to Ireland.Only a nod was wanted, and the Irish parliament wouldrise again from the dust of its tragic ruins on College Green.That nod can come at any moment from the children ofIreland, if only they will unite in the blessed ideal ofbrotherly reconciliation that inspired the soul of WillieRedmond. JOSEPH KEATING. 90 THE TYNESIDE IRISH BRIGADE GREAT IRISHMEN Text Appearing After Image: Toface page 93. THE TYNESIDE IRISH BRIGADE CHAPTER I WHY THE IKISH CAME TO TYNESIDE WHEN the Irish originally visited Tyneside theybrought religion and civilisation to the nativeswho, after the Roman exodus from England, had beenleft as a prey for plundering invaders. An Irish saint,Aidan, in 635 built the first church and school at Lindis-farne, and from there spread the gospel and alphabet over allNorthumbrias ancient kingdom. In this sense Erins children were always great invaders.There is scarcely a country in the world lacking a cathedralor college to commemorate an Irish invasion that gaveunselfish hearts and pure souls to the service of nations,and took away nothing but the highest riches of all—spiritual blessings and gratitude. The Irish invaded themind—not the purse. Time-worn relics of old St. Petersat Wearmouth and St. Pauls at Jarrow, the holy islandof Lindisfarne on the Northumberland coast, and ruinedmonasteries along its river banks, remain to tell us whythe Irish Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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