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Dominic Daly, The Young Douglas Hyde, 1974): On the 13 Feb. 1891, Hyde was by chance taken to the first meeting of the Irish Literary Society, with Crook - his host - and Barry OBrien, Rolleston, Yeats, et al. (p.150.)
James Fairhall, James Joyce and The Question of History (Cambridge UP 1993): R. Barry OBriens biography (1898), which appeared less than a decade after his death, codified what several historians have called the Parnell myth. Quotes: The fight went on, and not a ray of hope shone upon Parnells path. In Ireland the Fenians rallied everywhere to his standard, but the whole power of the Church was used to crush him. In June he married Mrs. OShea, and a few weeks later young Mr. Gray, of the Freemans Journal, seized upon the marriage as a pretext for going over to the enemy, because it was against the law of the Catholic Church to marry a divorced woman. But Parnell, amid all reverses, never lost heart [...] He [...] continued to traverse the country, cheering his followers, and showing a bold front to his foes. (pp.340-41).
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Frank OConnor, Book of Ireland (London: Collins 1959, &c.), gives an extract from his The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell the description of the Ennis meeting introducing the Boycott policy of the Land League for any who bids for a farm from which his neighbour has been evicted, isolate him from his kind as if he were a leper of old - you must show him your detestation of the crime he has committed, and you may depend upon it that there will be no man so full of avarice, so lost to shame, as to dare the public opinion of all right-thinking men and to transgress your unwritten code of law.
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 2; selects The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell (1898) [312-20], in the course of which Barry remonstrates with Parnell for his language regarding Gladstone whom he reminds him he called a grand old spider ; OBrien had many conversations with Parnell in 1890-91, and his book therefore documents Parnells attitude to constitutional politics and physical force, as well as his wariness of English politicians [It is a mistake to negotiate with an Englishman. He knows the business better than you do, 316], and his underestimate of the effect of his divorce, 312; Sigerson dedicated his Bards of the Gael and Gall (1907) to Hyde and the historian and Parnellite OBrien, 728; Lionel Johnsons Ninety-Eight is dedicated to OBrien, 747; the lines in Joyce, Twas Irish humour, quick and dry, / Flung quicklime into Parnells eye, an event at Castlecomer, summer 1891, related in OBrien, 771n.; 369, BIOG [see supra].
Belfast Public Library holds, Coercion or Redress (1881); Dublin Castle and the Irish People (1909, 1912); Fifty Years of Concessions in Ireland 1831-1887 (1890); Home Rule Manual (1890); Hundred Years of Irish History (1902, 1991); In Memory of Fontenoy (1905); Irish Memories (1904); Irish Wrongs and English Remedies (1887); Life of Charles Stewart Parnell (1897); Life of Lord Russell Killowen (1901); The Parliamentary History of the Irish Land Question 1821-1869 (1880);Studies in Irish History 1603-1649 (1906); Thomas Drummond (1889); ed., Two Centuries of Irish History, 1691-1870 (1907) [see under Sigerson]; ed. The Irish Nuns at Ypres (1916).
University of Ulster Library, Morris Collection, holds The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell (c.1910 edn.).
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John MacBride, when charged with indecency by his wife Maud Gonne, consulted with the leading nationalist lawyer Barry OBrien, who attempted to mediate between the parties in the interest of the nationalist cause. (See Anthony Jordan, The Yeats Gonne MacBride Triangle, Westport 2000, passim.).
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