The History of the Irish Rebellion: In the Year 1798, &c., Containing an Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings of the Irish Revolutionists, from the Year 1782, Til the Total Suppression of the Insurrection; with a Review of the History of Ireland, from Its First Invasion by the English, Til the Commencement of the Rebellion

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John Clarke, & Company Griggs & Dickinson, Printers, 1813 - Electronic books - 421 pages

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Page 86 - And be it further enacted and declared, by the authority aforesaid, that the house of lords of Ireland have not nor of right ought to have any jurisdiction to judge of, affirm, or reverse any judgment, sentence, or decree, given or made in any court within the said kingdom...
Page 113 - That the ports of this country are, by right, open to all foreign countries, not at war with the king, and that any burden thereupon, or obstruction thereto, save only by the parliament of Ireland, are unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance...
Page 82 - ... with the exception of the estates of five or six families of English blood, some of whom had been attainted in the reign of Henry VIII., but recovered their possessions before Tyrone's rebellion, and had the good fortune to escape the pillage of the English Republic inflicted by Cromwell ; and no inconsiderable portion of the island has been confiscated twice, or perhaps thrice, in the course of a century. The situation, therefore, of the Irish nation at the revolution stands unparalleled in...
Page 170 - 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. Let whatever moments you cannot devote to fighting for your country be 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 86 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 86 - Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows : — 1.
Page 275 - Humbert, the leader of this singular body of men, was himself as extraordinary a personage as any in his army ; of a good height and shape, in the full vigour of life, prompt to decide, quick in execution, apparently master of his art, you could not refuse him the praise of a good officer, while his physiognomy forbade you to like him as a man. His eye, which was small and sleepy (the effect, probably, of much watching), cast a side-long glance of insidiousness and even of cruelty — it was the...
Page 134 - of God, do pledge myself to my country, that I will use all " my abilities and influence in the attainment of an impartial " and adequate representation of the Irish nation in parliament...
Page 134 - 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 271 - The generous purpose was to be forwarded by the immediate delivery of arms, ammunition, and clothing, to the new levies of the country. Property was to be inviolable. Ready money was to come over in the ships expected every day from France.

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