IRISH IDEAS

By William O'Brien

Page 111

MR. MORLEY'S TASK IN IRELAND

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determination to enforce it against all comers with patience, toleration, and self-control. That their programme is not one openly or covertly unfriendly to the British people has just been proved by an ordeal as cruel as ever tested the fidelity of Irish Nationalists. Our opponents' last hope of a future lies in their prediction that belief in British faith will be ill repaid. Time has only to falsify the prophets of evil, and Mr. Morley will find forces gathering at his back sufficiently intelligent, strong and stable, not merely to aid him in governing Ireland successfully through a troubled winter, but to take up the work from him under a native administration. He has a difficult task, bat an unexampled opportunity. ...next page »

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