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The Irish Constitution

Explained by Darrell Figgis

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Author: Darrell Figgis
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,964 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1
LoC Category: JN
Downloads: 509
Added to site: 2010.05.31
mnybks.net#: 27973
Genre: Politics
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sort, as psychologists know; and none can say where new conceptions will not lead when once the barrier of words has been broken down.

These are, however, considerations for the future; and the future is only for those who are worthy of it--and not always even for such. Already a considerable change has been wrought; and that change is registered with all its faults in the present draft Constitution. The nation that caused the change is the same nation still, in spite of sad scattering of its national strength. It is still an ancient nation: not a colony: never a colony: deeply conscious of its historic heirlooms and prescriptive dignities. Ireland is still a mother-country, fully resolved to employ her empire of memory and love for the purposes which she and it judge worthy. Her place and power in the Community will prove to be of no mean degree, and of no small meaning for the nations outside that Community, as well for the peoples and nations within it, if she rally her strength around her and prove

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