NORTHERN IRELAND: And Quiet Flows the Boyne

Since William of Orange chased James II across the Boyne water, 257 years have passed. Wasn't it about time the bother and the bitterness died down? July 12 came again last week, and, sure enough, the Roman Catholics (some call them Papists) and the Protestants (some call them Proddywogs) were, throughout Ulster and along its borders, good friends—in a relative manner of speaking.

The Orange Blood. Only ten years ago, on the Day of the Battle of the Boyne, Sir Basil Brooke, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, had said some pretty harsh things about a people who make up...

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