Surely, it is in youth man is most thoroughly depraved. Hell lies about us in our infancy. The youthful innocency sung by aged poets who forget their first childhood is nothing but ignorance of evil. As the child comes to know evil, he loves it.
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|Birth:||3rd November, 1815|
|Death:||20th March, 1875|
|Profession:||Activist, Journalist, Solicitor|
John Mitchel was an Irish nationalist activist, solicitor and political journalist. Born in Camnish, near Dungiven, County Londonderry, Ireland he became a leading member of both Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation. He also became a public voice for the Southern American viewpoint in the United States in the 1850s and 1860s before being elected to the British House of Commons in 1875, only to be disqualified because he was a convicted felon. His Jail Journal is one of Irish nationalism's most famous texts.
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