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say, "Tims far shalt them go, and no further" ; and we bave never attempted to fix tlie nc p/ttx ultra to tbe progress of Ireland's nationhood, and \ve never shall.'
On January 23 he delivered a lecture before the Cork 'Young Ireland Society' on Ireland and her Parliament. Mr. Ilorgan has given me. the following reminiscence of this lecture :
' Parnell always stopped at my house in Cork. He was very pleasant in a house; quiet, and ready to put up with anything. lie stayed with mo. iu January 1885. The Voting Ireland Society asked, him to deliver a lecture on Irish history. lie consented. Afterwards he said to me, tl I really do not know anything about Irish history. Have you got any books I! can read ? " I knew as liU.le about Irish history as lie did, but I fished out some book;-; for him. The day of the, lecture, came. The hour fixed was 8 P.M. We dined a little earlier than usual. Dinner was over at a quarter to eight. ** Now," said I'arnell, rising from the table, u I must read up the history. Will you give mo a pen and ink, and some note-paper's'" I put him into a room by himself, with pen, ink, and paper, and the books. I came, back about a quartet; to nine. lie looked up smiling and said: "I'm ready 1 " He had made notes in big handwriting on the paper ; about three notes on each sheet. 4* I think I will be able to say something now/* he. said. We then drove off to the rooms of the society. The streets were crowded, the rooms were crowded. We were, an hour and a quarter late. "When Parnell showed himself he. received a magnificent reception. When he ascended the platform they cheered him again and again. What a king he looked, standing on that platform that night;ght to fix the boundary of the march of a nation. No man has a right totforms by a million voices that the