A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered

IRISH UNIONIST ALLIANCE. A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered and Resolutions and Petition Adopted at a Special General Synod of the Church of Irelan….

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IRISH UNIONIST ALLIANCE. A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered and Resolutions and Petition Adopted at a Special General Synod of the Church of Ireland, Holden in Dublin on the 14th March, 1893. Dublin: The Daily Dublin Express, 1893.

4to pamphlet. Duplicate original printed wrappers, stapled, preserved in a green-cloth flap-case with a leather label lettered in gilt; pp. 30; the outer wrapper is a little browned to the spine and the edges, with a few small stains to the edges, nonetheless very good.
First edition.
A pamphlet reporting the speeches made at the second General Synod of the Church of Ireland in protest to the second Home Rule Bill proposed by William Ewart Gladstone. This Synod was only the second of its kind to be held by the church, the first being when Gladstone first proposed the Bill in 1886. Unlike the first Bill, the second attempt was passed by the House of Commons only to be refused by the House of Lords, of which eighty-six of its members were affiliated with The Irish Union Alliance, founded in 1891 specifically to oppose Home Rule.
"In calm, dignified, but at the same time, emphatic and resolute language, that protest [against the introduction of another Bill by Mr Gladstone] was conveyed. It was tersely and appropriately expressed yesterday in a series of resolutions, and appropriately expanded in the eloquent speeches in which they were proposed and supported by some of the most powerful intellects in the Church." These intellects included The Bishops of Derry, Cork and Limerick, the Earl of Belmore, the Archbishop of Dublin and the Provost of Trinity College.

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