The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

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Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1874 - British

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Page 253 - We have offered you our measure, you will reject it; we deprecate yours; you will persevere; having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and AFTER THIS DAY SHALL NOT ATTEND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ! Lord Castlereagh alter complimenting Mr.
Page 344 - Your country is free, and you are about to be avenged. That vile government, which has so long and so cruelly oppressed you, is no more ; some of its most atrocious monsters have already paid the forfeit of their lives, and the rest are in our hands.
Page 16 - My unalterable opinion is that the bane of Irish prosperity is in the influence of England: I believe that influence will ever be extended while the connection between the countries continues ; nevertheless, as I know that opinion is, for the present, too hardy, though a very little time may establish it universally, I have not made it a part of the resolutions...
Page 63 - August 16. — Damn the Aristocrats ! Mug a quantity of mulled wine. Generally drunk. Union of Irishmen, with three times three. ' August 17. — Eise as sick as a dog. Breakfast with Lord Moira, and ask leave to introduce Gog, which he grants with much civility.
Page 13 - The greatest happiness of the greatest number in this island, the inherent and indefeasible claim of every free nation to rest in this nation - the will and the power to be happy to pursue the common weal as an individual pursues his private welfare, and to stand in insulated independence, an imperatorial people.
Page 491 - How I long to kick those whom my public duty obliges me to court!' ' My occupation is now of the most unpleasant nature, negotiating and jobbing with the most corrupt people under heaven. I despise and hate myself every hour, for engaging in such dirty work, and am supported only by the reflection, that without an Union the British Empire must be dissolved.
Page 15 - When the Aristocracy come forward, the People fall backward; when the People come forward, the Aristocracy, fearful of being left behind, insinuate themselves into our ranks, and rise into timid leaders, or treacherous auxiliaries.
Page 119 - Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
Page 345 - The national flag, the sacred green, is at this moment flying over the ruins of Despotism ; and that capital which a few hours past witnessed the debauchery, the plots and crimes, of your tyrants, is now the citadel of triumphant patriotism and virtue. Arise, then, United Sons of Ireland ! arise like a great and powerful people, determined to live free or die.
Page 125 - I shall not do my duty,' he wrote, ' if I do not distinctly state it as my opinion, that not to grant cheerfully on the part of Government all the Catholics wish, will not only be exceedingly impolitic, but perhaps dangerous. The disaffection among the lower orders is universally admitted (though the violences now committed from time to time are not the violences arising from disaffection or political causes, but merely the outrages of banditti, fostered, however, under that pretended cause).

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