An Address to the Nation, Shewing the Necessity of Forming an Armed Association in Consequence of the Conspiracy of the Republicans in Ireland to Subvert the Constitution

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J. Sewell ... and J. Wright, 1797 - Ireland - 156 pages

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Page 146 - ... and also to secure men from the attempts of a criminal, who having renounced reason, the common rule and measure God hath given to mankind, hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or a tyger, one of those wild savage beasts, with whom men can have no society nor security: and upon this is grounded that great law of nature, Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
Page 147 - Every one, as he is bound to preserve himself, and not to quit his station wilfully, so by the like reason, when his own preservation comes not in competition, ought he, as much as he can, to preserve the rest of mankind...
Page 8 - ... of our political faith. We have gone to what we conceive to be the root of the evil ; we have stated what we conceive to be the remedy. With a Parliament thus reformed, everything is easy; without it, nothing can be done.
Page 146 - And thus it is that every man in the state of Nature has a power to kill a murderer, both to deter others from doing the like injury (which no reparation can compensate) by the example of the punishment that attends it from...
Page 144 - Whereas his late Majesty King William the Third, then prince of Orange, did with an armed force undertake a glorious enterprise for delivering this kingdom from popery and arbitrary power...
Page 127 - If that respite from public dangers and troubles which gives a leisure for the practice of commercial arts, be continued, or increased, into a disuse of national efforts; if the individual, not called to unite with his country, be left to pursue his private advantage; we may find him become effeminate, mercenary, and sensual; not because pleasures and profits are become more alluring, but because he has fewer calls to attend to other objects; and because he has more encouragement to study his personal...
Page 37 - It has demonstrated that a desire to reform abuses in the government is not at all connected with disloyalty to its establishment, and that the restoration of a free constitution by the wisdom and spirit of a nation has no alliance with, but, on the contrary, is utterly abhorrent to a submission to foreign force.
Page 11 - 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 48 - You will plunge your Country into an Abyss of eternal Detestation and Infamy, and the Annals of your boasted Revolution will serve as a Bloody Buoy, warning the Nations of the Earth to keep Aloof from the mighty ruin.
Page 5 - So it was, and properly so. This was the reward' of the Presbyterian party ' For letting rapine loose and murther To rage just so far and no further, And setting all the land on fire To burn to a scantling and no higher ; For venturing to assassinate, And cut the throats of Church and State : This they had done ; and instead of being, as they had calculated upon being, ' allowed the fittest men To take the charge of both again...

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