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from acute rheumatic  pains   in the hand and arm. Each day he said that he would start for  England, but  something arose to  prevent him.    At night  he would lie on a  sofa discussing the situation, talking hopefully   of   the   future,   and   never   appearing   to realise the state of Inn health.    ' It is only a matter of time/ he would Bay; ' the fight may be long or short, but we will win in the end.'  On Wednesday, September 30, he attended a meeting of the promoters of the * Irish Daily Independent/     He looked very poorly, and once felt so weak that some brandy had to be given to him. That night  ho  left  Ireland  for the last  time.    Dr. Kenny urged him to remain, Baying that he was unfit to travel, that ho needed rent and medical treatment, and that the journey might aggravate the symptoms from which he suffered.    * Oil   no,1 Haiti   Parncll,   * I shall bo all right.    I shall eome back next Saturday week.1    On reaching  London ho took a Turkish bath, and   then  proceeded  to   his  house, 10  Walningham Terrace, Brighton*     lie complained that night of a chill, but made light of it.     On Saturday ho stayed in bed, and Beamed to bo somewhat better.   On. Sunday ho was worse, and a local doctor was^sont for.   On Monday the symptoms woro still grave, yet on Tuesday Sir Henry Thompson received a letter from  him— the  last, I think, ho ever  wrote.     * I cannot show you the letter,' naid Kir Henry, 'because it is on pro-feBBional  mattery but  1  may say  that  it  was well written, describing his symptoms clearly, and, so far as I could judge, bearing no traces of severe illness or Buffering    I  answered the hitter immediately, but, 1 think, when   it  reached Brighton Parnell was  dead.* Throughout Tiuwlay,   October   0,    '1 'arnell    suffered much.   The  rheumatic  pains flew  to  his  heart, ho        of the «ame kind.    Mostntnl i "Sing it* it.*1 Of nmrxtt ! rtiltwett* but hit kept {Hiking tit** it$ ttw I'Uw mil this litn**, Nnying: '* Hing It/1 iittcl n nuntht>r c»f ffilltiw* rut ttin tihttforin,             Iw t«»nlt»n it, jttimui him. lUit 1 hcltl