When I was in school, revolutionaries were pictures in history books or on old people's walls: men with powdered wigs, big Fenian beards or fierce moustaches.
Others, clean-shaven and earnest, throttled by celluloid collars, had the air of clerks in drapery stores.
Can I help you into a new Ireland, sir? I'm sorry, madam, I'm afraid we only have it in green.
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