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JAMES CONNOLLY

Preface of James Connolly: Portrait of a Rebel Father (1935) JAMES CONNOLLY AMONG the sixteen men who were executed after the failure of the Irish Insurrection of 1916 there was no nobler or more heroic figure than James Connolly. It was not necessary to share the faith for which he died in order to realise what […]

SPIES By ROBERT LYND

SPIES (1914)By ROBERT LYND     EVERYBODY spies a spy in these days. People are told that the baker is a spy; it is whispered that he is poisoning the bread. The hairdresser, the watchmaker, the man in the “delicatessen” shop—everyone, in fact, who has a German name over his door—are all suspect in the same […]

BEARDS by robert lynd

New Statesman – July 18, 1914 BEARDS     A FRENCH colonel has just sounded a rally in defence of hair on the face. Observing aconstant dwindling of the area of cultivation on the countenances of his subordinates, he has not only issued an order to govern their future conduct in this matter, but has seized […]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH IRELAND? by Robert Lynd

New Statesman – December 6, 1919 WHAT’S WRONG WITH IRELAND?     IF anybody has any doubt as to whether Ireland is a nation, he need only look round and see the number of books that are written about it. These books are not, for the most part, about beauty-spots or openings for capital. They are […]

ONCE UPON A TIME

June 1918 ONCE UPON A TIME By ROBERT LYND     ACCORDING to William of Malmesbury, the day on which the Battle of Hastings was fought was a “fatal day to England.” One does not gather, however, that when the Normans landed at Pevensey they broke in upon an earthly Paradise. The English during this part […]

LADIES IN WAR-TIME

July 1916 LADIES IN WAR-TIMEBy ROBERT LYND     LORD GRANVILLE himself is something of a shadow in the two large volumes of correspondence which bear his name. It is his mother and another lady who dominate the book with the reality of heroines in fiction. His mother, the Marchioness of Stafford, was a good […]

O”Donovan Rossa: AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY

The Catholic Press – 19 August 1915 O’Donovan Rossa AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY.     The late O’Donovan Rossa—or, to give him his baptismal name, Jeremiah O’Donovan —is not one of the eminent figures in Irish history. He was not even one of the eminent figures in Fenian history. At the same time, he won a place […]