The Last Conquest of Ireland (Perhaps)

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sentence; and were imprisoned in Richmond PenitentiaryŚa suburban prison at the south side of Dublin, with splendid gardens and handsome accommodations. Here they rusticated for three months, holding levées in an elegant marquée in the garden; addressed by bishops; complimented by Americans; bored by deputations; serenaded by bands; comforted by ladies; half smothered with roses; half drowned in champagne.

The great multitudinous people looked on in some amazement. "Peace" was still the order; and they obeyed: but they much marvelled what it meant, and when it would end.

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The Last Conquest of Ireland (Perhaps)

by John Mitchel

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