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ROMANCE AND SENTIMENT
HE ingredients which most writers on
Ireland, the historians, the antiquarians, the political agitators, the publicists, the poets, and, last but not least, the fictionists — from the days of Samuel Lover to George Moore and Bernard Shaw - have used as a basis for their written word have been many and varied.
Some have pictured it as a land of desolation and poverty, rich in nothing, while others have descanted elaborately upon its treasures and wealth of historical, architectural, and ecclesiological remains; the beauty of the literature of its native legends; its poetry and music; and erstwhile its native tongue, which may have a latent charm to those versed therein, but which will never become a popular speech, as an Irish member must have hoped