The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Ages to the Union

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D. Stevenson and Company, 1817 - Ireland - 574 pages

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Page 561 - ... joined to the sentiment of mutual affection and common interest, may dispose the parliaments in both kingdoms to provide the most effectual means of maintaining and improving a connection, essential to their common security, and of consolidating, as far as possible, into one firm and lasting fabric, the strength, the power, and the resources of the British empire.
Page 416 - The address from the commons contained the following expression : — " We beg leave to represent to your majesty, that it is not by temporary expedients, but by a free trade alone, that this nation is to be saved from impending ruin...
Page 417 - ... no power on earth but the king, lords, and commons of Ireland, could make laws to bind them : and that they were ready with their lives and fortunes to resist the usurpations and encroachments of any foreign legislature.
Page 543 - ... proclamation authorising his majesty's generals to give protection to such insurgents as, being simply guilty of rebellion, should surrender their arms, abjure all unlawful engagements, and take the oath of allegiance to the king.
Page 456 - An act to prevent the election or appointment of unlawful assemblies, under pretence of preparing or presenting public petitions or other addresses to his majesty or the parliament...
Page 420 - We know our duty to our sovereign, and are loyal. We know our duty to ourselves, and are resolved to be free. We seek for our rights, and no more than our rights ; and in so just a pursuit we should doubt the being of a Providence if we doubted of success.
Page 422 - Britain, on which connexion the interest and happiness of both nations essentially depended ; but that the kingdom of Ireland was a distinct kingdom with a Parliament of her own, the sole legislature thereof...
Page 465 - In the awful presence of God, I, AB, do voluntarily declare, that I will persevere in endeavouring to form a brotherhood of affection among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and that I will also persevere in my endeavours to obtain an equal, full, and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland.
Page 564 - Union, after which new regulations were to be made by Parliament. One hundred commoners were to be sent by Ireland to the British (now called the Imperial) Parliament; namely, two for each county, two for each of the cities of Dublin and Cork, one for the university, and one for each of the thirty-one most considerable towns. Four...
Page 567 - For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope; And when he happened to break off I...

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