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Full text of "The Life Of Charles Stewart Parnell - Ii"

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cheering his followers, and Bhowing a bold front to his foes. At moment** ho had fite of depression and melancholy. Ho did not winh to bo alone, lie would often —a most unuwial thing for him—talk for talking's sake. Ho would walk the streets of Dublin with a follower far into the night, rather than sit in his hotel by hinwolf. Mr. Patrick O'Brien, M.P., has given me an interesting account of Parnell in one of his sad and gloomy moods:
11 saw a good deal of him during the last campaign. Ho used ofton to fool very lonely, and never wished to ho long by himsolf. One afternoon wo had been at the National Ijoaguo logothor. Aftorwardn wo returned to Panujll's hold—Morrison's. While wo were dining an Knglish lady was sitting wutr UK at another table, Hlie had a liltlo dog, and was putting him through various trifUs. Hut, tho favourite trirk was this. Klmmado the stand on bin hint! U^s, and them said, " Now, Tot, for this Qtu*tm**; \vhmmpon tlw dog would bark, ThiHticklod Partial wry much, Ho would wink at mo awl Bay in hi« cjuutt» nhy way : ** 1 think thin w intended for UK." llu ankntt mu to stay to dinnar, I had, as a matter of fart, matin an appointment with his sister, Mr**. DtckttiHotk, to tnkti lu»r to th« oponi to goo Madame _—-f anil iifiiir tfiti tlinn<»r I wan atixioitH to got away to iticicit Mm* Dickitmon. I did not toll Parnoll anything            tlici matter, borauHo 1 thought ho would not euro to eciittts to tltti tboatro, ancl would not be bothtirod alnnit it g«mttrally. llti Haw that I wan anxious to gut away, and h« : '* Do you want to got away? If you bavo iiotliing njiiiciin.1 to do, I nhould liko you to with inn, n» I fijol mtiti.tr lonoly." 1 tbiin mill: ** W«H, th« fact IB, Mr. r»nu>ll, 1 am thinking of           to tho tluuitru."                     ^