Excerpt from An Address Delivered in the Cathedral of St. Finbar, Before the Hibernian Society, the St. Patrick Benevolent Society and the Irish Volunteers, on the 17th March, 1837

And if on a day like this, when all assemble around the altar of our God, and raise our voices in prayer for the happiness of that much wronged land-when we lay as the best offering upon the shrine that holy and unstained love of country which all must feel and know-if on such an occasion, and under such circumstances, we can revert back to those times when the charm of a native country hung around the soul-and forgetting the present wander in those scenes of the past which memory can so well afford-nif with the heart softened - the wordly affections forgotten - the man himself attuned to the softest reverie of the soul - when dwel ling upon those scenes most intimately associated with him, a tear should tremble on the lid, who would say that the offering was not the most beautiful and fitting, that could be paid to that land itself the Land of Tears.

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