Excerpt from The Life, Letters, and Speeches of Lord Plunket, Vol. 1 of 2 During Lord Plunket's lifetime the office of collecting his speeches for publication was undertaken by Mr. Edward Berwick, who was in every way qualified for it. Himself a distinguished disciple of the great Irish orators, he was also the intimate friend of many of them, and especially of Mr. Grattan and of my grandfather. I sincerely regret that he abandoned the task; but I take this opportunity of thanking him for his kindness to me during the progress of the efforts which I have made, with the same object, but under circumstances in every way less favourable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.