Not for all the universe contains would I, in the struggle for what I conceive to be my country’s cause, consent to the effusion of a single drop of human blood, except my own.
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Let us never tolerate the slightest inroad on the discipline of our holy Church. Let us never consent that she should be made the hireling of the Ministry. Our forefathers would have died-nay, perished in hopeless slavery-rather than consent to such degradation.
|Birth:||6th August, 1775|
|Death:||15th May, 1847|
Daniel O'Connell was born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland. He was an Irish politician and lawyer. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland. On 19 May 1798, O'Connell was called to the Irish Bar and became a barrister.
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