Thomas Davis: Selections From His Prose and Poetry (Classic Reprint)

Thomas Davis: Selections From His Prose and Poetry (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Osborne Davis
     
 

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In the present edition of Thomas Davis it is designed to offer a selection of his writings more fully representative than has hitherto appeared in one volume. The book opens with the best of his historical studies - his masterly vindication of the much-maligned Irish Parliament of James II. Next

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Excerpt from Thomas Davis: Selections From His Prose and Poetry

In the present edition of Thomas Davis it is designed to offer a selection of his writings more fully representative than has hitherto appeared in one volume. The book opens with the best of his historical studies - his masterly vindication of the much-maligned Irish Parliament of James II. Next follows a selection of his literary, historical and political articles from The Nation and other sources, and, finally, we present a selection from his poems, containing, it is hoped, everything of high and permanent value which he wrote in that medium The "Address to the Historical Society" and the essay on "Udalism and Feudalism," which were reprinted in the edition of Davis's Prose Writings published by Walter Scott in 1890, are here omitted - the former because it seemed possible to fill with more valuable and mature work the space it would have taken, and the latter because the cause which it was written to support has in our day been practically won; Udalism will inevitably be the universal type of land-tenure in Ireland, and the real problem which we have before us is not how to win but how to make use of the institution, a matter with which Davis, in this essay, does not concern himself.

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ISBN-13:
9781331358411
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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