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WILD IRISH GIRL,
A NATIONAL TALE.
BY LADY MORGAN
AUTHOR OF ST. CLAIR, THE NOVICE OF ST. DOMINIC, ETC.
“Questa gente benche mostra selvagea
E pur gli monte la contrada accierba
Nondimeno l'e dolce ad cui l'assagia.”
The country, too, with many a inountain rough,
Uberti's Travels thro' Ireland, 14th Century.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I. 2
SILAS ANDRUS & SON.
If there are certain circumstances under which a fond father can address an imprisoned son, without suffering the bitterest heart-rendings of paternal agony, such are not those under which I now address you. To sustain the loss of the most precious of all human rights, and forfeit our liberty at the shrine of virtue, in defence of our country abroad, or of our public integrity and principles at home, brings to the heart of the sufferer's dearest sympathising friend a soothing solace, almost concomitant to the poignancy of his afflictions; and leaves the decision difficult,