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[ ૨૦ ] Sir, we are assembled here to-night to perform what I, for one, regard as a solemn patriotic duty and, in respect of which, I will add that we are not to be deterred therefrom by the frowns or the smiles of power. I think, Sir, our countrymen have proved, by the hard logic of facts which have transpired within the last few months, that the Bengali of to-day is a very differentpersonage from the Bengali as he is represented to be by historians, more anxious to round off their Sonorons periods than to tell the real and veritable truth. Our countrymen have proved and the martyrs, whom we are about to honour to-day, have had a large share in it, our countrymen have proved by their sufferings that repression will not daunt them. We have read the lessons of history and we have read in a book, which we highly prize, that the blood of the martyrs is the cement of the Church. Our cause, consecrated by the sufferings of our youngmen, will grow in stregth and vitality as the years roll on. We have heard the story of the young men of Mymensing. They were sent to the lock-up in connection with some Srvadeshi incident. As soon as they found themSelves within their prison cells, they made the prison walls resound with the echoes of their