The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1831 - Canada Description and travel 1763-1867 - 305 pages

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Page 270 - 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 303 - I have but one request to ask, at my departure from this world; it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph; for, as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Page 213 - Sir, I give my most hearty disapprobation to this Address, for I do think that the Lord Lieutenant and the majority of this House are the worst subjects the King has.
Page 253 - Pam's lying-in, and it looked delightful, though all the leaves were offthe trees, — but so comfortable and snug. I think I shall pass a delightful winter there. I have got two fine large clumps of turf, which look both comfortable and pretty.
Page 304 - Simple in all his habits, and with a repose of look and manner indicating but little movement within, it was only when the spring was touched, that set his feelings, and, through them, his intellect in motion, that he at all rose above the level of ordinary men.
Page 92 - ... families, one in Ireland, one in England : no devilish politics, no fashions, customs, duties, or appearances to the world, to interfere with one's happiness. Instead of being served and supported by servants, every thing here is done by one's relations — by the people one loves ; and the mutual obligations you must be under increase your love for each other. To be sure, the poor ladies are obliged to cut a little wood and bring a little water. Now the dear Ciss and Mimi, instead of being with...
Page 102 - I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government, enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments.
Page 165 - Sheridan, and their many distinguished friends, — he found THOSE POLITICAL PRINCIPLES, to which he now, for the first time, gave any serious attention, recommended at once to his reason and imagination by all the splendid sanctions with which genius, wit, eloquence, and the most refined good-fellowship could invest them. Neither was it to be expected, while thus imbibing the full spirit of the NEW DOCTRINES, that he would attend much to those constitutional guards and conditions with which the...
Page 146 - Notwithstanding the life they lead, which would make most women rough and masculine, they are as soft, meek, and modest as the best brought up girls in England. Somewhat coquettish too ! Imagine the manners of Mimi in a poor* squaw, that has been carrying packs in the woods all her life.
Page 305 - ... is a far more rare quality in Irish eloquence) purer character ; and the effects it produced, as well from its own exciting power, as from the susceptibility with which his audience caught up every allusion to passing events, was such as to attract at last...

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