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The Middle Years

Excerpt from The Middle Years There were funeral airs over those days after the death of Mr. Parnell. I have never been able to look at white chrysanthemums since without seeing a grave. It was autumn, and winter weather in the world and in our hearts. "Sheep without a shepherd when the snow shuts out the sky" - that was what we were; and all we could do was to render pious offices to the dead. There was a ladies' committee to keep the grave. How well I remember going up to Glasnevin of a late autumn afternoon with a burden of flowers. By the grave itself one was not afraid, but once, as I left the cemetery with one companion, and that a woman, in the gathering dusk I was scared by a small tap-tapping down the long avenues of the dead. It was like the withered leaves which follow you down a dark road on an autumn afternoon, pitter-patter, like the tiny feet of little ghosts. There was really something following - a folded MS. which had fallen from a pocket of my cloak and held on by my skirt. We were not in favour with the heads of the Catholic Church in those days. For some of us it was a poignant difference: none of us liked it. But it gave, perhaps, the final touch of exaltation to our devotion. All were not so brave as we were. 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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