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Justitia mirifica quædam res multitudini videtur, nec injaria : Nemo
enim justus esse potest qui mortem qui dolorem qui exilium qui egestatem
timet, aut qui ea quæ sunt his contraria equitati anteponit.

Cic. DE OFF. lib. 2.
Popularibus verbis est agendum quum loquamur de opinione populari.

Idem.

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SEP 27 1917
SUBSCRIPTION OF 1916

PREFACE.

DEAR SIR,

Your highly esteemed Letter of the 25th of June still remains without a reply. I already had the honour of acknowledging the receipt of it, and I then engaged, that as soon as my professional duties would allow me an interval of repose, I should employ it in communicating to you my opinions and feelings on the state of Ireland.

The very many subjects on which you desire to receive such information as I could impart, embrace nearly all the religious and political questions which agitate this unhappy country. I know how much confidence you repose in my judgment, from supposing, as you say, “ that I am closely connected

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