A new and improved history of the rebellion in Ireland, in ... 1798

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Page 56 - Yes; because forgers of money, or other disturbers of the state, are justly punished with death, therefore, also heretics", who are forgers of the faith, and, as experience testifies, grievously disturb the state.
Page 2 - Your country is free and you are about to be avenged [already] that vile government which has so long and so cruelly oppressed you is no more...
Page 62 - ... to him with the utmost energy for their destruction. To the deluded multitude he promises pardon on their delivering into his hands their leaders, surrendering their arms, and returning with sincerity to their allegiance.
Page 186 - I, AB, do solemnly swear, by our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered for us on the cross, and by the blessed Virgin Mary, that I will burn, destroy, and murder all straingers, and their masters, and kill up to my knees in blood.
Page 3 - Their trappings and their arms will soon be yours ; and the detested Government of England, to which we vow eternal hatred, shall learn that the treasures it exhausts on its accoutred slaves, for the purpose of butchering Irishmen, shall but further enable us to turn their swords on its devoted head.
Page 3 - Consider that for every enemy you disarm you arm a friend, and thus become doubly powerful. In the cause of Liberty, inaction is cowardice, and the coward shall forfeit the property he has not the courage to protect ; let his arms be seized and transferred to those gallant spirits who want and will use them.
Page 186 - 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 4 - ... by day and by night. Avail yourselves of the natural advantages of your country, which are innumerable, and with which you are better acquainted than they. Where you cannot oppose them in full force, constantly harass their rear and their flanks ; cut off their provisions and magazines, and prevent them as much as possible from uniting their forces.
Page 4 - ... passed in learning how to fight for it, or preparing the means of war; for war, war alone must occupy every mind, and every hand in Ireland, until its long oppressed soil be purged of all its enemies.
Page 186 - I do further declare, that neither hopes, fears, rewards, or punishments, shall ever induce me, directly or indirectly, to inform on, or give evidence against, any member or members of this or similar societies for any act or expression of theirs, done or made collectively or individually in or out of this society, in pursuance of the spirit of this obligation.

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