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XT. 43]                A  RALLYING  HQUAHE                       381
Carlow election he delivered a Ktirring speech, bidding bin followers to bo of good cheer and nover to despair.
* If,' ho said, ' wo Khould happen to bo boaton at the next general election, wo will form a solid rallying square of tho 1,500 good men who voted for Ireland's nationhood in tho County Carlow, of the 2,500 heroes who voted for the name CIIUKO in North Sligo, and of the 1,400 voter** in "North Kilkenny who stood by the flag of Irish independence/ l
I Baw him often in Ijondon during his flying visits, when he received roports and gavo directions about tho Parnollito organisation in Kngland. Koniotimos he wan little disposed to talk, on other occasions ho wan unusually conversational.
One evening we4 sat together in the Smoking-room of tho Houso of Commons, fit! smoked a eigar, nipped a cup of tea or eottee, and looked restful and almost genial. When the business which I had eomo to talk about was disposed of, ho said suddenly and & projpo* of nothing, * What do yon think of KngtiKh alliances V ' I that I thotiglit an Irih ullianati with an 'KngliMh party wn a itiistukn, for tho Ertglih party and for the Irish, I ntforrud to th of O'ConnuU'8 alliance with tho Moibourn** Minmtry. Ho iyclt * I know nothing about that, 1 am very ignorant.* 1 smiled. * Yes,' ho said, * I moan what I say. 1 am very
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