Robert Emmet - Quotes

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I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it. ---->>>

Let no man write my epitaph... When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written. ---->>>

Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph. ---->>>

A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives. ---->>>


Nationality: Irish
Born: March 4, 1780
Die: September 20, 1803
Occupation: Activist

Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. After leading an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 he was captured then tried and executed for high treason against the British king. He came from a wealthy Anglo-Irish Protestant family who sympathised with Irish Catholics and their lack of fair representation in Parliament (wikipedia)