References to his followers as "disciples" and reaching the "promised land" of Home Rule (64) do much to strengthen Roy Foster's marvelous imagery of Isaac Butt
playing "John the Baptist to Parnell's Messiah" (Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances, Oxford, 2011, 87).
Laura Young, trainer of Isaac Butt
"He's going up there with Tail Of The Bank, who is my main hope.
Home Rule leader Isaac Butt
defended Fox against tyranny of poor law commissioners: "What man with any decency or manly feeling in his breast would venture to join such an outrage against a defenseless woman, even though that woman be a friendless and hopeless pauper?
Yet he was the personal choice of Isaac Butt, the leader of the Home Rulers at Westminster.
With the Fenians licking their wounds after the failure of '67, the Home Rule issue had become the main focus of Irish politicians and was espoused in the House of Commons by Isaac Butt whose love for Ireland was equalled only by his awe of the British Parliament.
The same problems do crop up again and again in Ireland: Isaac Butt
found himself sandwiched between Nationalists hungry for results and a disinterested British government whilst seventy years later, John Redmond, during the first World War, had the same problem.
Ireland's maestro of the airwaves joins an illustrious list of names who have become Freemen since Isaac Butt
in September 1876.
IN THE FIRST TWENTY-THREE-PAGES of his book, Alvin Jackson discusses the political, economic, and social changes preparing the way for Isaac Butt
to launch the Home Government Association in 1870.
There are essays on the formation of the Union, the roles of Isaac Butt
and Sir Horace Plunkett, the development of pro-Union feeling, the opposition of Protestant churches to the call for home rule, Unionist literature and an interesting essay on scientists against home rule.
A study of the individuals and institutions that had defining influence on the poet, the volume offers portraits of figures such as Isaac Butt
and Thomas Davis; Irish architects J.