Old and Young Ireland. — Tom Steele “Pacifying” a Juvenile Repealer, 1846


“The great split in Conciliation Hall does not appear in any way inclined to close up and heal. Tom Steele may try his persuasive arts, and O’Connell supply any quantity of salve and soothing syrup, but the wound looks angry still. Smith O’Brien now considers himself a real martyr, and his feelings, upon the recent secession of himself and the young Irish party from the great body of repealers, are those of a man suffering from a separation forced upon him by circumstances.”

The Pictorial Times, August 22, 1846