A History of the Rise, Progress and Suppression of the Rebellion in the County of Wexford: In the Year 1798. To which is Annexed the Author's Account of His Captivity, and Merciful Deliverance

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William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1829 - Captivity narratives - 194 pages

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Page 192 - I'LL praise my Maker with my breath ; And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers : My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.
Page 174 - He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Page 192 - Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God; he made the sky, And earth, and seas, with all their train; His truth for ever stands secure! He saves th' oppress'd, he feeds the poor, And none shall find his promise vain.
Page 72 - ... such engagement. All men refusing to obey their superior officers, to be tried by a court-martial, and punished according to their sentence. It is also ordered, that all men who shall attempt to leave their respective quarters when they have been halted by the commander-in-chief, shall suffer death, unless they shall have leave from their officers for so doing. It is ordered by the...
Page 169 - Every man that was a protestant was called an orangeman, and every one was to be killed, from the poorest man in the country. Before the rebellion, I never heard there was any hatred between Roman catholics and protestants; they always lived peaceably together. I always found the protestants better masters, and more indulgent landlords, than my own religion. During the rebellion, I never saw any one interfere to prevent murder, but one Byrne, who saved a man...
Page 174 - The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces : out of heaven shall he thunder upon them. " The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth : and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
Page 100 - Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Page 126 - M'Manus shall proceed from Wexa ford towards Oulard, accompanied by Mr. E. Hay, appointed by the inhabitants of all religious persuasions, to inform the officer- commanding the King's troops, that they are ready to deliver up the town of Wexford without...
Page 84 - In the awful presence of God, I, * * 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 96 - Wexford rebellion, (page 136,) says — ' Lord Mountnorris and some of his troop, in viewing the scene of action, found the body of the perfidious priest Murphy, who so much deceived him and the country. Being exasperated, his lordship ordered the head to be struck off, and his body to be thrown into a house that was burning, exclaiming, let his body go where his soul is.

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