Surely It Is An Aweful
Thing To Sweep The Inhabitants Of A Country For Gain.
If Britain ever
has to call on these Varuses for her legions, or to repeat George II.'s
cry at Fontenoy, will the enemy be able to countervail the Queen's
I would earnestly plead with the authorities, even yet, to try a little
conciliation instead of such strong doses of coercion. History tells how
cheaply the disturbed Highlands were pacified compared with the expense
of coercing them, which was a failure. The tithe of the expense for
bayonets would, I am convinced, make the West of Ireland contented and
make future prosperity possible.
End of The Letters of "Norah" on her Tour Through Ireland, by Margaret Dixon McDougall
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