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■ ♦ . Our Melboorne correspondent writs.:—* Mc Deasy, one of the Irish Envoys, oa Saturday, June* Ist, delivered, a speech of two hours' duration iv the Mechanloa* lostitute at Morwell whioh speeoh,_Jbythe*by«, Is reported m tstfenw m the •' Morwell and MirbMit»s-)uu*," of Jooe 4, In tbe conrse of wiilWx he -made the follow log remarks •--" I wish to repudiate at the very outset that we aa a party, or the Irish people aa a nation, have any wish to weaken tbe atrengih of the British Empire, or to separate themselves Irom England. lam speaking to-night under he shadow of the Union, and am prepared nnder that shadow to live o.mentedly provided I am —as an Irishman— allowed the priyllegei the dfierent colonies enjy. . . . • Tbe Irish people bave done as muoh from time to time to win England's greatset battles, and to gain for her the proud position she holds among the nations of the earth as any other people of the Em? pire. She is the wealthiest of the natloni and we have cou tr tbo ed towards tbat wealth as much as any other nation under the Empire, and we would be fcola to give up our just right to our portion of the spoils of war whloh she haa raked into har treasuries. We will hold on to bet whether she likes It or not, and we will enjoy a just share of that wealth she now enjoys, because- wa have as good a right to it as Great Britain herself, To tell me that Ireland would be oontent to-morrow to out the p .lnti_¥-I believe that (• the colonial expression — (a vote*, Yee)— to set up national defenoea to repel a foreign foe, without any assistance from England is to tell me that the Irish are a act of fools"

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MR DEASY, M.P., ON HOME RULE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2153, 20 June 1889

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MR DEASY, M.P., ON HOME RULE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2153, 20 June 1889