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Burke to the Revd Thomas Hussey (post 9 Dec. 1796), quoted in Daire Keogh, ‘Burke’s Political Testament’, 222. ¹⁵³ T. Townsend, Part of a Letter to a Noble Earl Containing a Very Short Vindication of the Yeomanry and Catholics of the City of Cork (Dublin, 1801), 39. ¹⁵⁴ McDowell, Burke Correspondence, ix. 230. ¹⁵⁵ McPeake Papers, PRONI T 3048/A/10, Mr Grattan to Mr Laurence, 1 Dec. 1796. ¹⁵⁶ Daire Keogh, ‘Burke’s Political Testament’. ¹⁵⁷ Ibid. 215. ’¹⁵⁸ Burke here labels the Dublin Castle regime—‘the little narrow Faction that domineers’—as being morally on a par with the leaders of the French revolutionary government, the Directory.

POL ARIZ ATION AND FRUSTRATION: THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION, 1796 – 1798 At the end of May 1796 Tone visited Belfast for the last time. ¹³¹ The United Irishmen were moving to a new secret revolutionary organizational structure—they also sought to link up with the Catholic Defenders, an organization which, anyway, they were perceived to have influenced. ¹³² The Defenders were a popular ¹²⁷ The Correspondence of the Rt. Hon. John Beresford, Illustrations of the Last Thirty Years of the Irish Parliament, Selected from his Original Papers and Edited with Notes, by his Grandson, the Rt.

A Volley of Execrations: The Letters and Papers of John Fitzgibbon, Earl of Clare (Dublin, 2005), 342. ⁸⁹ Jane B. Hames, Arthur O’Connor, United Irishman (Cork, 2001), 83. ), Revolution and the Meanings of Freedom in the Nineteenth Century (Stanford, 1996), 140. ⁹¹ Burke to William Cusack Smith, 1 July 1791, in A. Cobban and R. A. ), The Correspondence of Edmund Burke (Chicago, 1967). ⁹² James Prior, Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke (London, 1826), 321; T. H. D.

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