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40 C1IAKLKS STFAVAUT PAUXKLL [1885
so handsome, so quiet, so self-possessed, BO dignified. People thought of looking at no one hut him. He dwarfed all around him. There was a majesty about the man which fascinated and awed you. I felt horribly nervous for him. I knew how he had got up the lecture, and I feared he would break down. I felt so anxious that 1 really did not follow the lecture at all. But I heard the cheers, and they cheered from beginning to cud.
4 Coming home he was as simple and as proud as a child of the whole performance. MI think/' he said, " I got through very well/* lie did not seem to have, the faintest notion that people looked up to him, not only as the greatest man in Ireland, but one of the most remarkable men in Knrope. lie spoke like a young man making his (It-hut at a debating society, I can see him now walking upstairs to bed with the candle, in his hand, ami stepping so quietly and lightly so as to disturb no out*. Hit wan like a young fellow who lias conns homo late and was afraid to wake, " the governor," Vet, with all his self-depreciation, modesty, and gentleness, you always felt that you went in the presence of a master. You dare not presume on his familiarity when he chose to be familiar. Without any effort whatever upon his part you always felt the overpowering influence of his extraordinary personality/
From Cork Paniell went on January 25 to Knnis. On the, 20th ho addressed a meeting at Milltown Mai bay. In February he wan once more in London attending to his parliamentary duties.
On March 17 ho presided at the St. Patrick's Day banquet, and again laid down the principle on which the, struggle should be carried on. * England/ hod, 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