Historical tracts. Political poetry. Poems chiefly relating to Irish politics

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Archibald Constable and Company Edinburgh; White, Cochrane, and Company and Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1814
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Page 357 - So spake the false dissembler unperceived; For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to GOD alone, By His permissive will, through heav'n and earth: And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
Page 400 - Of land, set out to plant a wood. Well, now I have all this and more, I ask not to increase my store ; But here a grievance seems to lie, All this is mine but till I die ; 10 I can't but think 'twould sound more clever, To me and to my heirs for ever.
Page 403 - Tis (let me see) three years and more (October next it will be four) Since Harley bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble friend; Would take me in his coach to chat, And question me of this and that; As,
Page 213 - I, AB, do in the Presence of Almighty God promise, vow and protest, To maintain and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my life, power and estate, the True Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 233 - And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?
Page 396 - The queen incensed, his services forgot, Leaves him a victim to the vengeful Scot. || Now through the realm a proclamation spread, To fix a price on his devoted head. While innocent, he scorns ignoble flight ; His watchful friends preserve him by a sleight.
Page 405 - Faith, sir, you know as much as I." " Ah, Doctor, how you love to jest ! 'Tis now no secret" — I protest "Tis one to me — " Then tell us, pray, When are the troops to have their pay...
Page 122 - Presbyterian religion, for there is in the family a letter from Bishop Honeyman, then Episcopal minister at Livingstone, remonstrating with Mr. Baillie on not sending his infant to be christened, after the Episcopal form. He did not...
Page 478 - YE people of Ireland, both country and city, Come listen with patience, and hear out my ditty : At this time I'll choose to be wiser than witty. Which nobody can deny. The halfpence are coming, the nation's undoing, There's an end of your ploughing, and baking, and brewing ; In short, you must all go to wreck and to ruin. Which, &c. Both high men and low men, and thick men and tall men, And rich men and poor men, and free men and thrall men, Will suffer ; and this man, and that man, and all men....
Page 419 - TO The Earl of OXFORD, Late Lord Treasurer. Sent to him when he was in the Tower, before his Tryal Out of HORACE Written in the Year 1716 HOW blest is he, who for his Country dies; Since Death pursues the Coward as he flies. The Youth, in vain, would fly from Fate's Attack, With trembling Knees, and Terror at his Back; Though Fear should lend him Pinions like the Wind, Yet swifter Fate will seize him from behind.

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