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Second Manifesto

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The paper's tale is of infernal origin, since ''The Transcript'' ensures the readers that [[Wikipedia:Beelzebub|Beelzebub]] alone knows where the delegation came from. It is the editor's devotion to such a boss which undoubtedly engaged him to become his servant and his echo, since he publishes, as truth, the lie to which he attributes such an origin. He believes it true because it comes from from where the majority of his inspirations and inventions come from, his discoveries and his denunciations in nocturnal assemblies, as real and criminal as were those of the sorcerers' Sabbath. The last ones who were judicially burned in Europe were so in England!
The veracious version of what was and of what wished this delegation is that it was animated by feelings too human and too generous to be suspected of coming on behalf of [[Wikipedia:Downing Street|Downing Street]]. Thus it did not come from Beelzebub. Well convinced of that, I felt my conscience self safe to ear what it had to say. The delegation's feelings of hatred against all aristocratic tyranny, and of love for all popular freedoms, established from the start of rapports of sympathy between its members and me. The conversation was thus frank and free, such as it would be between associates of [[Conciliation Hall]].
When nearly two centuries before the birth of [[Wikipedia:Christianity|Christianity]], on the theatre of [[Wikipedia:pagan|pagan]] [[Wikipedia:Roman Republic|Rome]], one of most elegant of her poets exhaled this suave sentence: "I am a man, I consider nothing human is alien to me.", the unanimous applause of one hundred thousand spectators accompanied this evangelic revelation. There was not a single man in such a numerous assembly, to which assisted envoys of all the Roman colonies, ambassadors of all the parts of the globe where the [[Greek and Latin civilization]], same as ours, had penetrated, who was not sensitive to this sentiment of the heart, to this cry of nature. How is it then that the whole of the Canadian Tory press believes that the duty and honesty of the British government require that it only expresses contempt and animosity for this Ireland, whose oppression produced a [[Wikipedia:Golgotha|Golgotha]] too narrow to hide in its entrails the corpses that famine feeds it; the result being that they remain exposed on its surface, and find their burial in the entrails of the dogs and the birds of prey! Pity for Ireland! It would be an insult to the British government, so vigilant to punish those who would be hard and cruel for the Irish, object of the predilections of the Lords [[Wikipedia:John Russell, 1st Earl Russell|Russell]] and [[Wikipedia:Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux|Brougham]], [[Wikipedia:Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston|Palmerston]] and [[Wikipedia:Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby|Stanley]] and ''hoc omne genus''; a proof is the rigour of the punishment which they have just inflicted to [[Blake]]. In the night of last December 31, this ''mauvais riche'', this great landowner, sent men to destroy the poor houses of a great number of Irish families and made them perishing perish by the rigour of the cold. One then asked the worthier of the viceroys which this valley of tears and tortures ever had if it were possible to have this infamous murderer punish. The viceroy answered no, that Mr. Blake was the Master of these houses and that he could do what he wanted with them; but that, wishing to punish, as much as the English legislation and sensitivity can allow, this outrage against humanity of the highest degree, he would strike out of the list of the Justices of the Peace this monster with a man's face, with the a tiger's heart of tiger, with the hyena's instincts of the hyena, enjoying the odour of the corpses in a state of decomposition around its den!
[[Image:Terentius.jpg|thumb|left|Terence, Carthage slave who became a Roman playwright]]How to explain the savage cry of hatred against men oppressed to this degree; how not to share the natural feeling of all of Rome, electrified by the hollow voice of [[Wikipedia:Terence|Terence]]? It is because at that time the Roman government was a civilizing conqueror, whereas the English government was for Ireland, the for India, for New France, an exterminating conqueror. Pagan Rome had agreed to give peace to [[Wikipedia:Carthage|Carthage]] only at the condition that it soften its sanguinary cult and abolished human sacrifices. The mercantile government of the Indies had its Christian dignitaries assist the holocausts of the widows, burned alive with the corpses of their husbands; as well as to the processions of [[Wikipedia:Juggernaut|Juggernaut]] where, by the hundreds, fanatics are each year crushed under the wheels of the cart carrying an idol much more avid of human blood than ever was that which is honoured by the African ferocity.
There can be no sympathy expressed in the Tory press for the anguish of Ireland. Its Masters do not give gold for such paragraphs. They give advertisements, gold, places and honours to those who desert and curse Ireland and Canada.

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