The United Irishmen, their lives and times

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J. Madden & Company, Leadenhall-Street., 1843 - Great Britain

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Page 193 - No matter where. Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth; Let's choose executors and talk of wills : And yet not so — for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground?
Page 370 - 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 4 - Emmett, before he came to the bar, knew more law than any of the Judges on the bench ; and if he had been placed on one side, and the whole bench opposed to him, he could have been examined against them, and would have surpassed them all ; — he would have answered better both in law and divinity than any judge or any bishop in the land.
Page 81 - I believe if it had not been for these arrests, it would not have taken place; for the people, irritated by what they suffered, had been long pressing the executive to consent to an...
Page 338 - I have before said, the moment the very name of Ireland is mentioned, the English seem to bid adieu to common feeling, common prudence, and common sense, and to act with the barbarity of tyrants, and the fatuity of idiots.
Page 105 - ... and to arrest and detain in custody all persons engaged in such rebellion, or suspected thereof; and to cause all persons so arrested...
Page 513 - Connaught, that was separated from the rest by a long and a large river, and which by the plague and many massacres remained almost desolate. Into this space and circuit of land they required all the Irish to retire by such a day, under the penalty of death ; and all who should after that time be found in any other part of the kingdom, man, woman, -or child...
Page 80 - Emmet, you have stated the views of the executive to be very liberal and very enlightened, and I believe yours were so ; but let me ask you, whether it was not intended to cut off (in the beginning of the contest) the leaders of the opposition party by a summary mode, such as assassination : my reason for asking you is, John Sheares's proclamation, the most terrible paper that ever appeared in any country : it says, ,that " many of your tyrants have bled, and others must bleed,
Page 88 - ... of the United Irish went to a republic and separation from England; but they would probably have compounded for a reform in parliament. Am I not right, however, in understanding that the object next their hearts was a separation and a republic? Emmet. Pardon me, the object next their hearts was a redress of their grievances...
Page 90 - I cannot pay so bad a compliment to the reasons which have convinced myself, as not to suppose they will convince others. As the human mind grows philosophic, it will, I think, wish for the destruction of all religious establishments, and therefore, in proportion as the catholic mind becomes philosophic, it will of course entertain the same wishes - but I consider that as the result of its philosophy, and not of its religion.

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