Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] Castlereagh Correspondence, iii, 330-339.

[2] Cornwallis Correspondence, ii, 358.

[3] Castlereagh Correspondence, iii, 326-327; 330. The proposal to make Castlereagh's father, Lord Londonderry, a British peer, was deferred with his express consent, ibid., 345, 351-52.

[4] Castlereagh Correspondence, iv, 8-12, 34-38.

[5] On January 22, 1806.

[6] W. J. Fitzpatrick, Life and Times of Bishop Doyle (1861), i, 108, 193; M. MacDonagh, Bishop Doyle, pp. 76-84. Dr. Doyle published a series of trenchant letters on his times under the pseudonym of "J. K. L."

[7] Elder brother to the Duke of Wellington. He had been offered the post in 1812 but declined.

[8] Correspondence, i, 17; John O'Connell, O'Connell's Life and Speeches, (1854), i, 9, 24.

[9] William J. O'Neill Daunt, Personal Recollections of Daniel O'Connell (1848), i, 205.

[10] Corporation Address of 1843 ; and see M. MacDonagh, Daniel O'Connell (1929), pp. 257, 296-297.

[11] Bernard Ward, The Eve of Catholic Emancipation (1911), i, chs. iv., v., ii, ch. xx.

[12] M. MacDonagh, Daniel O'Connell (1929), pp. 91, 93. The same independent Spirit, in an even more marked degree was found in the discussions on Catholic emancipation among the English Catholics of the period. See Bernard Ward, The Dawn of the Catholic Revival in England (1909), i. ch. v, pp. 87, seq.

[13] This was also the opinion of Grattan's friend, Lord Plunket, Life and Letters, ii, 104-105.

[14] The speech is given in full in his Life and Letters, ii, 20-67. Lord Dudley said of it: "I have not for many years heard such an astonishing display of talent. His style is quite peculiar for its gravity and severity."

[15] Speech of January 29, 1813.

[16] See his letter to Bishop MacHale of October, 1838, in W. J. Fitzpatrick, Correspondence of Daniel O'Connell, ii, pp. 149-150.

[17] Peel's Correspondence, iii, 48-49.

[18] Two Centuries of Irish History, 1691-1870 (1888), pp. 302-303.

[19] Greville Memoirs (1888), i, 157.

[20] Gladstone considered O'Connell the greatest popular leader whom the world has ever seen.

[21] Peel, Memoirs, ii, 290-291.

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