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A Narrative of the Important and Interesting Events in the History of ...
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Page 201 - ... rights of your country. Go on. The almost unanimous voice of the people is with you ; and in a free country the voice of the people must prevail. We know our duty to our Sovereign, and are loyal. We know our duty to ourselves, and are resolved to be free. We seek for our rights, and no more than our rights ; and, in so just a pursuit, we should doubt the being of a Providence if we doubted of success.
Page 216 - In the moment of triumph, my countrymen, let not your victories be tarnished with any wanton act of cruelty ; many of those unfortunate men now in prison were not your enemies -from principle ; most of them, compelled by necessity, were obliged to oppose you ; neither let a difference in religious sentiments cause a difference among the people.
Page 192 - To sum up his character in a few words — William was a fatalist in religion, indefatigable in war, enterprising in politics, dead to all the warm and generous emotions of the human heart, a cold relation, an indifferent husband, a disagreeable man, an ungracious prince, and an imperious sovereign.
Page 215 - ... thanks to the Almighty Ruler of the Universe, that a total stop has been put to those sanguinary measures, which of late were but too often resorted to by the creatures of government, to keep the people in slavery.
Page 197 - Majesty that it is not by temporary expedients, but by a free trade alone, that this nation is now to be saved from impending ruin.
Page 216 - To promote a union of brotherhood and affection among our countrymen of all religious persuasions, has been .our principal object : we have sworn in the most solemn manner — have associated for this laudable purpose, and no power on earth shall shake our resolution.
Page 199 - WHEREAS it has been asserted, "That Volunteers, as such, cannot with propriety, debate or publish their opinions on political subjects, or on the conduct of parliament, or public men," Resolved unanimously, That a citizen, by learning the use of arms, does not abandon any of his civil rights.
Page 200 - That as men and as Irishmen, as Christians and as protestants, we rejoice in the relaxation of the penal laws against our Roman catholic fellow-subjects...
Page 200 - That they held the right of private judgment in matters of religion, to be equally sacred in others, as in themselves. And therefore, as men, and as Irishmen, as Christians, and as Protestants, they rejoiced in the relaxation of the penal laws against their Roman Catholic...