Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 4

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Page 274 - There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am armed so strong in honesty, That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not.
Page 278 - 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. I do further declare, that neither hopes, fears, rewards...
Page 352 - The very disgraceful frequency of courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the Army to be in a state of licentiousness which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy, the Commander-in-Chief thinks it necessary...
Page 68 - I also declare, that it is not an article of the catholic faith; neither am I thereby required to believe or profess that the pope is infallible, or that I am bound to obey any order in its own nature immoral, though the pope or any ecclesiastical power should issue or direct such...
Page 88 - A Protestant King of Ireland, A Protestant Parliament, A Protestant Hierarchy. Protestant Electors and Government, The Benches of Justice, The Army and the Revenue, Through all their Branches and Details, Protestant: And this System Supported by a Connection with the Protestant Realm of Britain.
Page 320 - ... you whether you know of any language which could have adequately described the idea of mercy denied where it ought to have been granted, or of any phrase vigorous enough to convey the indignation which an honest man would have felt upon such a subject ? Let me beg of you for a moment to suppose that any one of you had been the writer of this very severe expostulation with the Viceroy, and that you had been the witness of the whole progress of this never-to-be-forgotten catastrophe.
Page 321 - ... the miserable plaits of his phraseology, nor placed his patches and feathers with that correctness of millinery which became so exalted a person. If you agree with him, gentlemen of the jury; if you think that the man who ventures, at the hazard of his own life, to rescue from the deep the drowned honour of his country, must not presume upon the guilty familiarity of plucking it by the locks, I have no more to say.
Page 161 - ... and death ; a death which no innocence can escape, no art elude, no force resist, no antidote prevent : — there was an antidote — a juror's oath — but even that adamantine chain, that bound the integrity of man to the throne of eternal justice, is solved and melted in...
Page 68 - I do declare that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome or any other foreign prince, prelate, person, state, or potentate, hath or ought to have any temporal or civil jurisdiction, power, superiority, or pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this realm.
Page 461 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and that all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.

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