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Froude's Crusade Both Sides

Excerpt from Froude's Crusade Both Sides: Lectures by Very Rev. T. N. Burke, O. P., John Mitchell, Wendell Phillips, and James Anthony Froude, in Summer Up the Controversy; With the Life and Labors of Father Burke The lectures of the Very Rev. Father Burke, Mr. Froude, John Mitchel, and Wendell Phillips, on the Anglo-Irish controversy, which we present in this publication, exhibit the drift and spirit of the entire discussion. They form, it may be said, the final summing up of the case, preparatory to its being committed to the jury for their verdict, as proposed by the English advocate. It seemed fair to give the Englishman's case, as he stated it, side by side with the Irish defence. So we give, in the first place, Mr. Froude's review of Father Burke, and then the rejoinder of the Irish Dominican - poison and antidote together. - Then John Mitchel's lecture, - remarkable for the fervor, brilliancy, and learning which give to the writings of this eminent Irish patriot the greatest charm of any in the language. Wendell Phillips' trenchant review of Froude, couched in the magnificent language of that peerless orator of America, and analyzing the Englishman and his cause - rather dissecting them as with the keen blade of a surgeon - is one of the most notable documents which the controversy has called forth. The sketch of Father Burke and the editorial articles of the leading American journals are instructive and important. Accurate and complete reports of all these lectures, taken specially for the publisher by the most accomplished stenographers of New York, and carefully revised before printing, secure to the reader the benefit of the best light shed upon this question by the very ablest minds. By presenting them in this cheap and convenient form, it is aimed to secure the attention of many who might not be reached in any other way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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