August 6 1832

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Author George Borrow, writing to the Norfolk Chronicle, suggested the derivation of the word Tory. “Tory,” he wrote “is composed of three Irish words, and doubtless originated among the Irish adherents of Charles II, at the time they were suffering under the sway of Cromwell and were sighing for the Restoration. The words are Tar a Ri and their pronunciation is the same as that of ‘Tory’, or if there be any difference it consists in a scarcely distinguishable drawl. Their meaning is ‘Come O King’.