of twelve millions bought the silence of Louis Kossuth for a year.
A world in the scale never bought the silence of O'Connell or Fayette for a moment.
That is just the difference between him and them.
O'Connell (I was told the anecdote by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton), in 1859, after his election to the House of Commons, was called upon by the West India interest — some fifty or sixty strong — who said, O'Connell, you have been accustomed to act with Clarkson and Wilberforce, Lushington and Brougham, to speak on the platform of Freemasons' Hall, and advocate what is called the abolition cause.
If you will break loose from these associates, if you will close your mouth on the slave question, you may reckon on our undivided support on Irish matters.
Whenever your country's claims come up, you shall be sure of fifty votes on your side.
said O'Connell; let God care for Ireland; I will never shut my mouth on the slave question to save her!
[Loud cheers.] He stood with