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TRUE BENEFACTORS TO IRELAND.

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TRUE BENEFACTORS TO IRELAND. WE havp always insisted that those who permanently improve the cultivation of the soil in Ireland, are the greatest benefactors to that unhappy land; and it is with peculiar pleasure that we notice the steps which are being taken by the corporation of London to follow out the example set so long since by their predecessors, whose estates continue to this day as striking testimo- nials of the good which may be effected by such means. We sincerely hope that the corporation as a body, and the various companies connected with it, will take such large measures for the purchase and tillage of land, at this unprceedentedly opportune period, as their ample funds warrant, and will enter as soon as possible upon a, course which will cover them with greater honour than. any one achievement of modern times. That the greatness and glory of all nations are subject to decay, and the bitter reverses of fortune, is a truth, most painfully exemplified by Ireland for though now- sunk, degraded, and famine-stricken, her name was once prominent and respected amongst the noblest nations of the earth, her sons universally admired and beloved, and her soil ever, as it is now, fertile to a proverb. From tha remotest periods of time Erin had been the sanctuary of the arts, and the fountain of every thing chivalrous and excellent, till the curse of internal divisions invited the invader, extinguished her honours, and banished her ZD peace. When the barbarians of the North overran the Euro- pean continent, and everywhere marked their blighting progress by the prostration of liberty and learning, it was Ireland, ever faithful to the cause of freedom and science --ever friendly to the oppressed and desolate, that stretched out her hospitable "arms to receive and protect the exiles. Even Britain, too, when the gigantic power of all-sub- duing Rome wrested her freedom, sought and found an asylum for her vanquished patriots in Ireland, where their persecutors dared not to follow them—for the Green Isle never wore the yoke of the mistress of the world. Ireland," says O'llalloran, a writer not less eminent for learning than for integrity, was the only free coun- try then in Europe, full of sound politicians, able generals, and intrepid warriors." It were easy to shew, by an historic glance, the decadence of this once powerful and happy nation, from the suicidal conduct of intestine jea- lousy and civil warfare, and its sufferings through ages of misgovernment, oppression, and a galling and tyran- nous yoke under the cold-hearted stranger," but peace, improvement, and brighter days for poor Ireland should now be the objects of all right-minded men. The charitable and generous English of the present day should not be Z!l taunted for the persecutions and barbarities inflicted on the Sister Island by their ancestors. Setting aside petty policy, and narrow- prejudices, we should regard each. Z, other through the vast medium by which Heaven de- signed we should look upon a brother, and cast off for ever the factious errors that divide and disgrace society— subjects of the same sovereign. We trust the great statesman, who, in the davs of his undoubted patriotism and mature wisdom, has taken Ire- land to his affections, will pause not in urging and encouraging his great, good, and comprehensive plans, for the introduction of British enterprise, British capital, and improved systems of agriculture into Ireland. The fair Queen of the Isles is about to visit her Irish subjects; she may rely en a national outburst of affection and loyalty. She will experience the warm effusions of generous and devoted hearts. May she prove the dove with the olive branch—the harbinger of brighter times, as the waters of bitterness subside *J

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