Copy of the Irish republican newspaper 'Saoirse na h-Éireann. Irish Freedom', from the papers of Robert Lynd, and with the front-page article 'Germany is not Ireland's Enemy' possibly written by him.

Robert Lynd [Robert Wilson Lynd; Riobard ua Floinn] (1979-1949), Irish essayist [Saoirse na h-Éireann. Irish Freedom]
Publication details: 
'Printed by Patrick Mahon, 3 Yarnhall St., Dublin, for the Proprietors and published by them at their Office, 12 D'Olier Street, Dublin.' September 1914.
SKU: 23562

8pp., folio. Unopened. On aged high-acidity paper, with wear along central vertical fold, and chipping to extremities. The article is unsigned, and covers the whole of the front page and p.5 (which is headed 'Ireland won't be fooled again.') and ends on p.6. An inflammatory piece of writing, as the following paragraph indicates: 'Good-bye, Tommy! | Firstly, the army of occupation has been taken from Ireland. Dozens of ships were steaming in and out of Dublin Bay for a week, taking away the men who held this country for England before Mr. Redmond offered Mr. Asquith the Volunteers to do it with. We have no particular enmity for Tommy Atkins. His vices are the products of the vile system under which he lives, and we may charitably say for him, now that he is being slaughtered in Belgium (poor devil) that he has been even more sinned against than sinning. But we are heartily glad to get him out of our country, and Ireland is as relieved by his departure as a clean person would be by escaping the proximity of some diseased creature. Our streets are purer for his absence, and it is pleasant to feel confident, walking abroad in Dublin, that there is no danger of a mob of irresponsible soldiery suddenly opening a murderous fire on the populace. Yes, we are glad to be rid of them, for many reasons.' From Robert Lynd's Papers.