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308                CHARLES  STEWAIIT PAI1NELL             [1881
lawyers clearly advise me to that effect, I do not think I can postpone immediate arrest on suspicion of treasonable practice.;.'
Pal-noil's reply, made at Wexford on October 9, may or may not have been af treasonable outburst,' but there can be no doubt that it was the reply which the occasion demanded—spirited and defiant. He began:
4 You have gained something by your exertions during the last twelve months; but I am here to-day to toll you that you have gained but a fraction of that to which you are entitled. And the Irishman who thinks that he can now throw away his arins, just as (i rattan disbanded the volunteers in 1783, will find to his sorrow and destruction when too late that he has placed himself in the power of the perfidious and cruel and relentless English enemy.' Then, turning to Mr. Gladstone's speech, he continued:
Ml is a good sign that the masquerading knight-errant, this pretending champion of the rights of every othor nation except those of the Irish nation, should be obliged to Ihrow off the mask to-day, and stand revealed as the man who, by his own utterances, is prepared to carry fire and sword into your homesteads, unless you humbly abase yoursolves before him afid before the landlords of the country. But I have forgotten. I said that he maligned everybody. Oh, no. lie has a good word for one or two people, lie says the late Isaac Butt wan a most estimable man and a true patriot. When we in Ireland were following Isaac Butt into the lobbies, endeavouring to obtain the very Act which "William Kwart Gladstone, having stolen the idea from Isaac Butt, passed last session, William Ewart Gladstone and his ex-Government officials were following Sir Stafford Northcote and Benjamin Disraeli into the