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Irish Impressions

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,314 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,718
Added to site: 2008.10.04 22229
Genres: Essays, Audiobook

Personal impressions of the author's visit to Ireland under the direction of the War Aims Committee. Mr. Chesterton understands teh Irish thoroughly and says many fine things finely in this refreshing and stimulating book.

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entirely new island, with an entirely new name, discovered by that seafaring adventure which is the real romance of England. In short, he might do something with it, if he would only treat it as an object in front of him, and not as a subject or story left behind him. There will be occasion later to say all that should be said of the need of studying the Irish story. But the Irish story is one thing, and what is called the Irish Question quite another; and in a purely practical sense the best thing the stranger can do is to forget the Irish Question and look at the Irish. If he looked at them simply and steadily, as he would look at the natives of an entirely new nation with a new name, he would become conscious of a very strange but entirely solid fact. He would become conscious of it, as a man in a fairy tale might become conscious that he had crossed the border of fairyland, by such a trifle, as a talking cow or a haystack walking about on legs.

For the Irish Question has never been discussed in Eng



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