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THE

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.”
“This race of men, though savage they may seem,

The country, too, with many a inountain rough,
Yet are they sweet to him who tries and tastes them."

Uberti's Travels thro' Ireland, 14th Century.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I. 2

HARTFORD:

SILAS ANDRUS & SON.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R 1918

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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,

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