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THE TOMAHAWK: A SATURDAY JOURNAL OF SATI...
No. 35] LONDON, JANUARY 4, 1868. [Price ...
TO MY FENIA1ST FRIEND !
Is it a useless task to preach to madmen...
VIEWS ABOUT A SITE.
question The disastrous if a play-house ...
The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal Of Sati...
THE TOMAHAWK : A SATURDAY JOURNAL OF SATIRE . "INVITAT CULPAM QUI PECCATUM PRvETERIT . "
No. 35] London, January 4, 1868. [Price ...
No . 35 ] LONDON , JANUARY 4 , 1868 . [ Price Twopence .
To My Fenia1st Friend !
TO MY FENIA 1 ST FRIEND !
Is It A Useless Task To Preach To Madmen...
Is it a useless task to preach to madmen ? If not—listen to me . Oh thou representative of a miserable rabble of patriotic shoemakers and public-spirited scavengers open wide your Irish ears ( they are long enough by all conscience ) , and drink in a
little reason . I don ' t expect you will , because I know you to be a dolt , an idiot , —a mischievous maniac . I ' m not going to mount upon stilts , for eloquence would be lost upon you , nor am I going to take any particular trouble about my style , because I know my audience , I know you to be either a fool or
a knave , or perchance , both . Anything in the absence of the hangman's rope will be good enough for you . No , listen to me as you would at one time have heark ened to your parish priest , to Father O'Toole , or the Reverend Patrick O'Flannagan . Why are you not near them now ? You hang down your head , " You
don ' t know . " But I do I You daren't go near them ! If you appeared in their churches they would send you away unabsolved from the Confessional , unblessed from the rails of the altar ! Why ? Simply because you are accursed ! You know it full well .
You are unclean , accursed , condemned to perdition . These are not my words , they form but the sentence pronounced by your own people , by your own Church . There is not a priest in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that would give you absolution were you , yes , on your death- bed . In the sight
of the Pope andthe " Holy Roman Catholic Church " you rank with those gallant soldiers , the Garibaldians , with those noble patriots , the members of the secret societies of Italy . In the name of all you hold sacred be accursed . Mark me well , I reiterate what has already been said before by your prelates .
Be accursed , be accursed I Now I don ' t expect you will answer me logically . Supposing that you find out my name , and it turns out to be something different from Tomahawk , I don ' t expect any fair fighting or discussion . No , you are far too great a coward to meet me
face to face . However , if you are very brave you will set my house on fire , if you are very tipsy you will do your best to shoot at me from the friendly shelter of a lamp-post . My sweet traitor , my charming ragamuffin , I know you to be an arrant coward , a blustering bully . You have quite enough pluck to murder a
woman in cold blood , but you are not the man I take you to be if you don ' t turn very very pale when Calcraft gets at your neck at Newgale ! And you pretend to be an Irishman ! * he An world Irishman has 1 ever A countryman seen . A countryman of some of of the heroic greatest warriors men ,
Is It A Useless Task To Preach To Madmen...
skilful statesmenlearned scholars . A countryman of dear kind , hearted Pat , with his ready wit and genial smile . Why I'm proud of my Irish fellow-countrymen , and what do you imagine I think of you ?
Why , I know you to be a wretched mean-spirited cur . A traitor by chance , a murderer by choice , an informer by profession ! Away with you , don ' t disgrace poor old Ireland by claiming her as your mother . The cause of justice is lost by such as you . Back , hound , back to your kennel beyond the seas ! Tomahawk . \ st January , 1868 .
Views About A Site.
VIEWS ABOUT A SITE .
Question The Disastrous If A Play-House ...
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Central Post Office and Government Savings' Bank . verted Viscount into a Ranelagh monster drill considers -shed for that the the use space of the should Metropolitan be con-Volunteers in wet weather . be The formed Earl of under Shaftesbury the title is of of op the inion " London that a company Consolidated might should Cathedral erect and a Popular suitable Preaching edifice to be Company let to , ministers Limited , " of who all
religious persuasions , at the following tariff : — £ s . d . Methodists , Wesleyans , Baptists , and \ o 1 o an hour . Church Pre other sbyterians of Independent land ... Dissenteis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( o 026 10 6 „ Eng „
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shamble A Gentleman should be Residing built on at which Richmond all beasts thinks broug that a ht huge into London The Hon should . Miss be slaughtered Carlton . Terracesays that space must Mr . be Cole levelled , C . B and ., claims prettil , y that laid the out as valuable a Croquet , site Ground should . be removed Tomahawk to South would Kensington wish to see . the finest theatre in the world rise and from its late the director ashes of the laced largest m a p position lay-house to but renew two in the Europe good , service he has alread p y rendered to music in England .
Tomahawk (1867-1870), Jan. 4, 1868, page unpag, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/t/issues/ttw_04011868/page/1/