History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798

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Chapman & Elcoate, 1844 - Great Britain - 248 pages
Quarter bound in leather with marbled boards Handwritten note ot say that 'the author of this work is Fitzpatrick a well known Dublin publisher, signed by P O'Brian? No title page.

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Page 5 - I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary.
Page 98 - 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 8 - The landlord of an Irish estate inhabited by Roman Catholics is a sort of despot, who yields obedience, in whatever concerns the poor, to no law but that of his will.
Page 14 - I find, by my own and others' inquiries, that the people of every religion, country, and party here, are alike set against Wood's halfpence, and that their agreement in this has had a very unhappy influence on the state of this nation, by bringing on intimacies between Papists and Jacobites, and the Whigs, who before had no correspondence with them...
Page 60 - I will endeavour as much as lies in my ability to forward a brotherhood of affection, an identity of interests, a communion of rights, and a union of power among Irishmen of all religious persuasions, without which every reform in parliament must be partial, not national, inadequate to the wants, delusive to the wishes, and insufficient for the freedom and happiness of this country.
Page 55 - В., in the presence 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 131 - I have seen in Ireland the most absurd as well as the most disgusting tyranny that any nation ever groaned under.
Page 7 - All the penal laws of that unparalleled code of oppression which were made after the last event, were manifestly the effects of national hatred and scorn towards a conquered people ; whom the victors delighted to trample upon, and were not at all afraid to provoke. They were not the effect of their fears but of their security.
Page 152 - ... forced from His Majesty's peaceable and loyal subjects, and to disarm the rebels, and all persons disaffected to His Majesty's Government, by the most summary and effectual measures.
Page 6 - It was a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance, and as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment, and degradation of a people, and the debasement in them of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man.

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