‘We may hope to dazzle with illumination, and we may sicken with addresses, but the public imagination will never rest, nor will her heart be well at ease – never! So long as the parliament of England exercises or claims a legislation over this country.’ Who said these famous words?

Answer: Henry Grattan, Irish nationalist, in 1780. He was protesting at the influence of Great Britain in the affairs of the Irish Parliament.

Source: Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 by R.F. Foster

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