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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 19: another European trip (search)
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 lady if her husband agreed with Mr. Parnell. She replied with warmth, Of course; we are all Home Rulers here. We passed some weeks in Paris, where I found many new objects of interest. I here made acquaintance with M. Charles Lemonnier, who for many years edited a radical paper named Les Etats Unis d'europe. He was the husband of Elise Lemonnier, the founder of a set of industrial schools for women which bore her name, i