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Daniel O'Connell was once invited to a big dinner by an English settler in Ireland. This was about the time that O'Connell was agitating for Catholic Emancipation. When seated at the table the waitress addressed O'Connell in the Irish Language.
"Daniel O'Connell, do you understand Irish?" "Yes, my girl, what is the matter?" "Well, she said, there is as much poison on your plate as would kill a thousand people." "I'll take care," he answered. A moment or so after he directed the attention of the company to a funeral procession passing along the street. Then he quickly changed the plates.
So Daniel O'Connell did not die as soon as his host has arranged.