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The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir

THE LIFE STORY OF AN OLD REBEL

BY JOHN DENVIR

AUTHOR OF "THE IRISH IN BRITAIN" "THE BRANDONS" ETC.

DUBLIN SEALY, BRYERS & WALKER 86 MIDDLE ABBEY STREET 1910

[Illustration: John Denvir]

CONTENTS.

CHAP.

I.--Early Recollections--"Coming Over" from Ireland

II.--Distinguished Irishmen--"The Nation" News-paper--"The Hibernians"

III.--Ireland Revisited

IV.--O'Connell in Liverpool--Terence Bellew MacManus and the Repeal Hall--The Great Irish Famine

V.--The "No-Popery" Mania--The Tenant League--The Curragh Camp

VI.--The Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood--Escape of James Stephens--Projected Raid on Chester Castle--Corydon the Informer

VII.--The Rising of 1867--Arrest and Rescue of Kelly and Deasy--The Manchester Martyrdom

VIII.--A Digression--T.D. Sullivan--A National Anthem--The Emerald Minstrels--"The Spirit of the Nation"

IX.--A Fenian Conference at Paris--The Revolvers for the Manchester Rescue--Michael Davitt sent to Penal Servitude

X.--Rescue of the Military Fenians

XI.--The Home Rule Movement

XII.--The Franco-Prussian War--An Irish Ambulance Corps--The French Foreign Legion

XIII.--The Home Rule Confederation of Great Britain

XIV.--Biggar and Parnell--The "United Irishman"--The O'Connell Centenary

XV.--Home Rule in Local Elections--Parnell succeeds Butt as President of the Irish Organisation in Great Britain

XVI.--Michael Davitt's Return from Penal Servitude--Parnell and the "Advanced" Organisation

XVII.--Blockade Running--Attempted Suppression of "United Ireland"--William O'Brien and his Staff in Jail--How Pat Egan kept the flag flying

XVIII.--Patrick Egan

XIX.--General Election of 1885--Parnell a Candidate for Exchange Division--Retires in favour of O'Shea--T.P. O'Connor elected for Scotland Division of Liverpool

XX.--Gladstone's "Flowing Tide"

XXI.--The "Times" Forgeries Commission

XXII.--Disruption of the Irish Party--Home Rule carried in the Commons--Unity of Parliamentary Party Restored--Mr. John Redmond becomes Leader

XXIII.--The Gaelic Revival--Thomas Davis--Charles Gavan Duffy--Anglo-Irish Literature--The Irish Drama, Dramatists, and Actors


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