The Speeches of the Right Hon. Henry Grattan: To which is Added His Letter on the Union. With a Commentary on His Career and Character

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J. Duffy, 1861 - Great Britain - 468 pages
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Page 255 - I defy the honourable gentleman ; I defy the government ; I defy their whole phalanx : let them come forth. I tell the ministers I will neither give them quarter nor take it. I am here to lay the shattered remains of my constitution on the floor of this House, in defence of the liberties of my country.
Page 415 - Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
Page 360 - I believe that no act in itself unjust, immoral, or wicked, can ever be justified or excused by or under pretence or colour that it was done either for the good of the church, or in obedience to any ecclesiastical power whatsoever. I also declare that it is not an article of the Catholic faith, neither am I thereby required to believe or profess, that the Pope is infallible...
Page xxii - 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 361 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present Church Establishment; as settled by law within this realm ; and I do solemnly swear, that I never will exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the Protestant religion, or Protestant Government, in the United Kingdom...
Page 172 - But if a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people...
Page 282 - Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Thou art not conquer'd; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there.
Page 255 - I was the parent and the founder, from the assassination of such men as the honorable gentleman and his unworthy associates. They are corrupt, — they are seditious, — and they, at this very moment, are in a conspiracy against their country. I have returned to refute a libel...
Page 361 - I do swear, That I will defend to the utmost of my Power the Settlement of Property within this Realm, as established by the Laws : And I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any Intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by Law within this Realm...
Page 252 - I know the difficulty the honorable gentleman labored under when he attacked me, conscious that, on a comparative view of our characters, public and private, there is nothing he could say which would injure me. The public would not believe the charge. I despise the falsehood.

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