The moment the very name of Ireland is mentioned, the English seem to bid adieu to common feeling, common prudence, and common sense, and to act with the barbarity of tyrants, and the fatuity of idiots.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman, essayist, wit
The Letters of Peter Plymley, #2 (1807)
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