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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1865., [Electronic resource],
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Henry Clay once spoke of the Irish as resembling the Kentuckians in a good many features of character. In their impulsiveness, generosity, readiness for a fight or a frolic, the Kentuckians and Irish seemed, to Mr. Clay, very much alike; and, perhaps, also, in another quality: that unbounded capacity of being led estray byMr. Clay, very much alike; and, perhaps, also, in another quality: that unbounded capacity of being led estray by demagogues which has caused Lord Brougham to observe that the Irish "may be deceived by the same person nine times in succession, and they will believe him just as implicitly the tenth; nay, were he to confess that he had willfully deceived them to suit a purpose of his own, they would only consider this a proof of his honesty, a
be believed in, not to believe.
They do not feel called upon to believe in themselves The only possible way to deceive them is to tell them the truth.
If Henry Clay had lived to see this day, another and more painful association between Ireland and the South might have suggested itself to his mind.
He would have seen the d