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This I mean to do with the strictest adherence to fact. I shall give the result of inquiry and experience, and trace to their 7 8 A Survey of the Irish in England true causes the dreadful effects which I have witnessed or have gleaned from others of unquestioned authority and experience, leaving the responsibility to rest on those who are mainly, if not wholly, accountable for the wreck and ruin which pursues too many of the Irish people in the towns of Great Britain. Whatever be the effect, my conscience will be free from the charge of having witnessed in silence the destruction of our people in England, and thus so far assist in screening the real authors of the woe and misery which I have seen, and in abetting the iniquitous rule which has caused and continues to perpetuate the evil.
2). 264-76. 3 The Nation, 13 October 1877; Freeman's Journal, 10 October 1877; Ulster Examiner, 11 October 1877. 4 Irish Vindicator, 30 September 1871. 50. xxxiv 6 A Survey of the Irish in England The Nation, 22 June 1867. , 12 October 1867. , 6 June 1868. , 18 May 1867. , 26 June 1869. , 11 June 1870. , 28 May 1870. , 18June 1870. , 16July 1870. , 1 October 1870; see also, 24 September. , 15 October 1870. , 1 October 1870. , 17 December 1870. 19 Based on David Fitzpatrick's chapters in the forthcoming New History of Ireland.
That the system of English rule in Ireland has done, and continues to do this, no one can deny. To see and understand this in its worst aspect one must see and understand the terrible wreck wrought among the Irish in England by the evil associations almost inseparable from their lot; and seeing and understanding this, it is difficult to conceive how any sentiment, save that of the most unqualified condemnation, can be entertained in reference to a rule which after seven centuries of bloody and brutal oppression, while professing to have changed its spirit and appliances culminates, in such disastrous social and moral results as these.