Ridgeway

An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada

Author: Scian Dubh
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,722 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.7
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 323
mnybks.net#: 2335
Origin: gutenberg.org
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vertures were rejected, and they were still held at the point of the sword, as "the Irish enemy," and denied the protection of the laws that they were ready to obey. In short, every move of the English, established beyond any possibility of doubt, that their sole object was the utter and complete extirpation of the natives, and the subsequent establishment upon their conquered shores of a dynasty from which every drop of pure, Celtic blood should be excluded forever.

But that day never arrived, and with God's help never shall. However she might have suffered or failed through an occasional traitor, Ireland, as a whole, fought against English usurpation from the moment that she became aware of its ultimate aims, and felt its growing power within her borders. There was, besides, in the two races, those opposites of character--those natural antagonisms which repelled each other with a force and vehemence not to be neutralized or unified by any process within the reach of even the most humane or astute rul

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