Quotation by William Allingham

Poor Paddy of all Christian men I think
On basest food pours down the vilest drink.
William Allingham (1824–1889), Irish poet, diarist. Lawrence Bloomfield, ch. 12 (1864).

These two lines, as Allingham proudly noted in his diary, were quoted by Liberal politician William Gladstone—an advocate of Irish Home Rule—in the House of Commons, May 30, 1864, with reference to a proposed alteration of spirit duties.
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