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LAST - GFfHE .GREAT IlAiSIjIPTRIGTS 6IVES
; ' US'HIS DYING STATEMENT , '
By Mary Boyle O'Reiily.V '
Staten l'sla'nar'N:tY.f,lfla'rch 17. .
0'DonovaniRosa,I Irfeh; patriot. En-"
glish prisonerK"70'year s -ffgater 'f or an
ancient cause, apologized-with'a gesr
ture for not rising-to'.'greet-me.-"
, 'Hi-manner, at" 83;-'my dear "lady!
Forgive aribldr.'aUe-haril;,' They teU
me the long'ilght' is almost" over, so
I have noting 'left -but these." t
His steady hand indicated, "a 'stu-.
dent's litter df -Gaelic publicatfons."
'T wonder," lie jnue"d, "how the"
people of, ioss-Ja' mylifaa-bpyz
Rood; i got their' education. For they
wreb'6rn,7u.:aiow, -in atiine when
.etlu'catioiL was barred in Ireland. In'
the.summer, time the children assem-
bled-in' the shade of the hedges and
the'' masters taught them their les
sons In"ffie;wjhter' the .Hedge school
was:in- the- shelter 'of- sbme'barn.
MAs hVJwas. With the schooling of
the.rish 'people, soMtlvwaa!:"with their
Hgbn. Bbth'-yere'under a-ban. Any
Irishman caught attendihgmass was
to. j-e'aT-Ws jailed- ' : -