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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 7: marriage: tour in Europe (search)
etted in English society. From England we passed on to Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In the inn at Llangollen we saw an engraving representing two aged ladies sir entertained us at his city residence. Of greater interest was our tour in Ireland. Lord Morpeth had given us some introductions to friends in Dublin. At the sended nothing less than the disruption of the existing political union between Ireland and England. The Dublin Corn Exchange was the place in which Repeal meetings nobleman, Lord Walcourt, to visit him at his estate, which was in the south of Ireland. We found Lord Walcourt living very simply, with two young daughters and a baime in London or on the Continent, from which we gathered that country life in Ireland was not much to her taste. Dr. Howe and our host had a good deal of talk togee only remark of Wordsworth's which I brought away was this: The misfortune of Ireland is that it was only a partially conquered country. When we took leave, the po
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 19: another European trip (search)
ght and dark complexion. Of his conversation I can recall only his praise of the Church of Rome. William Black, the well-known romancer, took tea with me at my lodgings one afternoon. Here I also received Mr. Green, author of A Short History of the English People, and Mr. Knowles, editor of the Nineteenth Century. Mrs. Delia Stuart Parnell, whom I had known in America, had given me a letter of introduction to her son Charles, who was already conspicuous as an advocate of Home Rule for Ireland. He called upon me and appointed a day when I should go with him to the House of Commons. He came for me in his brougham, and saw me safely deposited in the ladies' gallery. He was then at the outset of his stormy career, and his younger sister told me that he had in Parliament but one supporter of his views, a man named Biggar. He certainly had admirers elsewhere, for I remember having met a disciple of his, O'Connor by name, at a rout given by Mrs. Justin Mc-Carthy. I asked this lad