The Insurrection in Dublin

The Insurrection in Dublin

by James Stephens


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The day before the rising was Easter Sunday, and they were crying joyfully in the Churches "Christ has risen." On the following day they were saying in the streets "Ireland has risen." The luck of the moment was with her. The auguries were good, and, notwithstanding all that has succeeded, I do not believe she must take to the earth again, nor be ever again buried. The pages hereafter were written day by day during the Insurrection that followed Holy Week, and, as a hasty impression of a most singular time, the author allows them to stand without any emendation.
The few chapters which make up this book are not a history of the rising. I knew nothing about the rising. I do not know anything about it now, and it may be years before exact information on the subject is available. What I have written is no more than a statement of what passed in one quarter of our city, and a gathering together of the rumour and tension which for nearly two weeks had to serve the Dublin people in lieu of news. It had to serve many Dublin people in place of bread.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499587296
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2014
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 750,394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

James Stephens (26 January 1825 - 29 March 1901) was an Irish Republican, and the founding member of an originally unnamed revolutionary organisation in Dublin. This organisation, founded on 17 March 1858, was later to become known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood (I.R.B), also referred to by contemporaries as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood.

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