The Irish Parliament ;from the Year 1782 to 1800: Being the Cressingham Prize Essay, 1978

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Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1879 - 115 pages

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Page 10 - ... and though the public speaker should die, yet the immortal fire shall Outlast the organ which conveyed it; and the breath of liberty, like the word of the holy man, will not die with the prophet, but survive him. " I shall move you, that the king's most excellent majesty, and the lords and commons of Ireland, are the only power competent to make laws to bind Ireland.
Page 87 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious message to...
Page 94 - That the right claimed by the people of Ireland to be bound only by laws enacted by His Majesty, and the Parliament of that kingdom, in all cases whatever...
Page 86 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 88 - To assure his majesty, that we humbly conceive that in this right the very essence of our liberties exists; a right, which we, on the part of all the people of Ireland, do claim as their birth-right, and which we cannot yield but with our lives.
Page 72 - ... to such an alarming degree, as from their atrocity and extent to bid defiance to the civil power, and to endanger the lives and properties of his Majesty's faithful subjects...
Page 85 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 88 - Majesty's forces", being unlimited in duration, and defective in other instances, but passed in that shape from the particular circumstances of the times, is another just cause of discontent and jealousy in this kingdom. That we have submitted these...
Page 73 - We have offered you our measure — you will reject it ; we deprecate yours— you will persevere. Having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and, AFTER THIS DAY, SHALL NOT ATTEND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS I— Debates, vol.
Page 76 - He then ordered me to get the paper * which I had written for him on the Catholic question, and said, add to it these words, " / die with a love of liberty in my heart, and this declaration in favour of my country in my hand.

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