:*7rt CHARLES STEWAUT PAltNELL [1882
please Englishmen at the expense of any Irishman; indeed, he did nothing to please them at all. This gave him his strength. lie was asked upon one occasion to move a resolution in pnhlic condemning outrages. * No/said ho ; * I dislike outrages as much as any man, hut 1 am not going to act police for the English Government.' ' Why do you not keep your young barbarians in order, Mr. Parnell? ' a friend said to him one night in the House of Commons. 'Ah!' said Parnoll, 4 I like to see thorn flesh their spears.'
It was in his moderate days that Parncll spoke the following words, which sank deeply into the Fenian mind : * I do not wish to attach too much importance to what can bo gained by tho action of your membors in tho House of Commons. Much good has resulted, and much good will result, from an independent parliamentary representation, but I havo never claimed for parliamentary action anything more than its just share of weight.*
1 Kxlromo ' or l moderate,1 .Parnoll held his ground because tho Irish, * at homo and abroad/ were convinced — and ho took good care never under any circumstances to weaken tho conviction—that he was ever tho unchanging enemy of England.
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