Ireland is where Trollope began his writing career, and laid the foundations for his future success.
It was the battle, rather than the thing battled for, that was dear to him; the strife, rather than the result.
In Ireland staunch Protestantism consists too much in a hatred of Papistry.
As a chance companion for a few idle minutes, is there any one so likely to prove himself agreeable as a well-informed, travelled Irishman?
Those provocative Irish tunes ... compel the hearers to dance whether they wish it or not.
Ireland has been the vassal of England ... She was subjected to much ill-usage, and though she has readily accepted the language, the civilisation, and the customs of England, and has in fact grown rich by adopting them, the memories of former hardships have clung to her, and have made her ready to receive willingly the teachings of those whose only object it has been to undermine the prestige of the British Empire.