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Page 188 - I have but one request to ask, at my departure from this world; it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph; for, as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Page 358 - The forfeiture of lands has relation to the time of the fact committed, so as to avoid all subsequent sales and incumbrances; but the forfeiture of goods and chattels has no relation backwards; so that those only which a man has at the time of conviction shall be forfeited.
Page 164 - it would be a means of doing a greater good to the British empire than it had been capable of receiving since the Revolution, or, at least, since the Union.
Page 104 - ... wit, eloquence, and the most refined good-fellowship could invest them. Neither was it to be expected, while thus imbibing the full spirit of the new doctrines, that he would attend much to those constitutional guards and conditions with which the Whig patriots, at that time, fenced round even their boldest opinions, — partly from a long-transmitted reverence for the forms of the constitution, and partly, also, from a prospective view to their own attainment of power, and to the great inconvenience...
Page 159 - ... honeysuckles, and Spanish broom. I have got all my beds ready for my flowers ; so you may guess how I long to be down to plant them. The little fellow will be a great addition to the party. I think when I am down there with Pam and child, of a blustering evening, with a good turf fire, and a pleasant book, — coming in, after seeing my poultry put up, my garden settled, — flower-beds and plants covered for fear of frost,— the place looking comfortable, and taken care of, I shall be as happy...
Page 93 - I, David Hill, Chief of the. Six Nations, give the name of Eghnidal to my friend Lord Edward Fitzgerald, for which I hope he will remember me as long as he lives. " The name belongs to the Bear Tribe}' " Michilimackinack, July 9, 1789.
Page 53 - The contrast of all this, which had passed during the day, with the quietness of the evening, when the spirits of the old people had a little subsided and began to wear off with the day, and with the fatigue of their little work, sitting quietly at their door, on the same spot they had lived in thirty years together ; the contented thoughtfulness of their countenances, which was increased by their age and the solitary life they had led ; the wild quietness of the place — not a living creature or...
Page 108 - Paris in the autumn of 1792, he had eagerly imbibed the new Republican doctrines. This appears the less surprising when we find who was his host. He writes of himself as follows, in October: ' I lodge with my friend Paine; we breakfast, dine, and sup together. The more I see of his interior the more I like and respect him.
Page 169 - 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 66 - ... thoughts assumed. But the principle, thus admitted, retained its footing in his mind after the reveries through which it had first found its way thither had vanished ; and though it was some time before politics, — beyond the range, at least, of mere party tactics, — began to claim his attention, all he had meditated and felt among the solitudes of Nova Scotia could not fail to render his mind a more ready recipient for such doctrines as he found prevalent on his return to Europe ; — doctrines...