"The Sham Squire;"and the Informers of 1798. With a view of their contemporaries. To which are added jottings about Ireland seventy years ago

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W.B. Kelly, 8 Grafton Street, 1866 - Autonomy and independence movements - 329 pages

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Page 306 - OH! BREATHE NOT HIS NAME. OH ! breathe not his name, let it sleep in the shade, Where cold and unhonour'd his relics are laid ; Sad, silent, and dark, be the tears that we shed, As the night-dew that falls on the grass o'er his head. But the night-dew that falls, though in silence it weeps, Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps ; And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.
Page 303 - Let them and me repose in obscurity and peace, and my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times, and other men, can do justice to my character; when my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. I have done.
Page 174 - They are new to me. I found them growing on a grave which bore no tombstone, nor other memorial of the dead man, save these ugly weeds that have taken upon themselves to keep him in remembrance. They grew out of his heart, and typify, it may be, some hideous secret that was buried with him, and which he had done better to confess during his lifetime.
Page 24 - I have stooped to acquire it by servility and corruption. If I rise not to rank, I shall at least be honest; and should I ever cease to be so, many an example shows me that an illgained elevation, by making me the more conspicuous, would only make me the more universally and the more notoriously contemptible.
Page 185 - Fox, held on and attempted other arrangements — all failing, he was himself (in November, 1756) obliged to abdicate, after having filled the offices of secretary of state and first lord of the treasury for thirty-two years. The King had now no alternative but Mr.
Page 24 - It is very true, my Lord, that I am poor, and the circumstance has certainly somewhat curtailed my library : my books are not numerous, but they are select, and I hope they have been perused with proper dispositions. I have prepared myself for this high profession rather by the study of a few good works, than by the composition of a great many bad ones.
Page 250 - Nally, and with emotion said : — ' " ' My old and excellent friend, I have long known and respected the honesty of your heart, but never until this occasion was I acquainted with the extent of your abilities : I am not in the habit of paying compliments where they are undeserved.
Page 232 - Parliament, a man of very large fortune, of respectable family, and good character, could be publicly, and without shame or compunction, actually seduced by Lord Castlereagh, in the very body of the house, and under the eye of two hundred and twenty gentlemen ? Yet this was the fact. In a few minutes Mr. Trench rose to apologise for having indiscreetly declared he would support the amendment.
Page 303 - Let no man write my epitaph ; for, as no one who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them and me repose in obscurity and peace, and my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men can do justice to my character.
Page 220 - Disappointment will encourage, not prevent disclosure ; and the only effect of such a proceeding on their part will be, to add the weight of their testimony to that of the Anti-Unionists, in proclaiming the profligacy of the means by which the measure has been accomplished.

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