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Speech at the Launch of the Iron Ship, "Knight Commander," February 24,
Speeches at the Inauguration of the Earl of Belfast's Statue, November 1,
Speech at the Annual Show of the Belfast Royal Horticultural Society, Angust
Speech at the Annual Dinner of the Royal Horticultural Society, September 4,
VI. ELECTION AND MISCELLANEOUS SPEECHES.
Speech of the Earl of Carlisle at the Royal Portora School, Enniskillen, July 24,
Sermon preached by his Grace the Archbishop of Dublin in the Parish Church
"We conquer difficulties
By daring to attempt them; sloth and folly
Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazard,
HE Author respectfully presents this Volume, containing the
Speeches, Addresses, Lectures, and Poems of the late Earl of Carlisle, to the Noblemen, Ladies, Gentlemen, and "Etonians" whose names appear on the Subscription List*—a roll of subscribers which in number, and in the social position and literary eminence of its names, has never been surpassed-to all of whom the Author tenders his most grateful thanks.
To the Noblemen and Gentlemen who contributed to the "Publication Fund" his thanks are most especially due, as well as to the Archbishops, Bishops, and Clergy who have honoured this work with their patronage and support.
The difficult and arduous task of collecting and arranging the Viceregal Addresses, and the various subjects treated of, might well have discouraged a less sanguine temperament, and deterred the Author from proceeding with an undertaking which necessarily involved much labour and continued research.
* See Appendices.
No labour has been spared to render the work worthy of the memory of the good Lord Carlisle, and a faithful record of his official life.
The classification of the Speeches has been adopted with a view to render the subject matter more intelligible to the reader, and for facility of reference. The Introduction contains a commentary on the official career of Lord Carlisle; on his Viceregal Speeches; on his Statesmanship; on his Scholastic Attainments, Literary Productions, and Parliamentary Career. His Lordship's Lecture on the Poetical Works of Gray, his Oxford Prize Poems, and his arguments on the supposed claim of Bounar Bachi to be considered the veritable site of Troy, have been added as an Appendix to the Introduction.
The Author hopes that his humble but earnest efforts, and his ardent zeal to make the work as complete as possible, will justify the general encouragement he has received from the first announcement of his intention to publish the work till its final completion. This favourable reception is solely to be ascribed to the high estimation in which his fellow-countrymen of all denominations held the genial nature and amiable qualities of the late Earl of Carlisle.
During the entire period of Lord Carlisle's official connexion with Ireland, the Author was honoured with his patronage and abiding friendship. He trusts, therefore, that he will be excused for giving the following brief narrative of the commencement and continuance of the friendly relations which subsisted between that lamented nobleman and himself.
In the year 1835, National Education in Ireland was yet in its infancy. Lord Carlisle, then Lord Morpeth, and Chief Se