IRELAND: Death of a Patriot

She was a tall, dreamy girl, a crack shot with a pistol, and she rode to hounds like a hussar. Horses were in the family, for her Irish father was hard-riding Tommy Gonne of Donnybrook, a colonel in the British army. She had been born (of an English mother, who died in her childhood) within cannon shot of Aldershot, and privately educated in France by a governess with Republican views. At 16, she was head of her father's household in Dublin, where he was Assistant Adjutant General. She was presented in 1881 at...

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