History of Ireland: From the Anglo-Norman Invasion Till the Union of the Country with Great Britain, Volume 2

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Page 250 - We have offered you our measure. You will reject it. We deprecate yours ; you will persevere. Having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and after this day shall not attend the House of Commons.
Page 236 - That the ports of this country are by right open to all foreign countries not at war with the King; and that any burden thereupon, or obstruction thereto, save only by the Parliament of Ireland, are unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 322 - ... ere one year and a half they were brought to such wretchedness as that any stony heart would have rued the same. Out of every corner of the woods and glynnes they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 37 - I will bring my people again, as I did from Basan ; mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea. 23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and that the tongue of thy dogs may be red through the same.
Page 239 - Such has been your conduct, and at such conduct every order of your fellowsubjects have a right to exclaim ! The merchant may say to you — the constitutionalist may say to you — the American may say to you — and I, I now say, and say to your beard : Sir, you are not an honest man.
Page 236 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 206 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 309 - Pitt could not concur in a hopeless attempt to force it now, he must at all times repress, with the same decision as if he held an adverse opinion, any unconstitutional conduct in the Catholic body. Under these circumstances, it cannot be doubted that the Catholics will take the most loyal, dutiful, and patient line of conduct ; that they will not suffer themselves to be led into measures which can, by any construction, give a handle to the opposers of their wishes, — either to misinterpret their...
Page 276 - ... nor the arsenal of the conqueror, nor the inquisition, with its jaded rack and pale criminal, never thought of; the engine which, armed with physical and moral blessing, comes forth and overlays mankind by services — the engine of redress ; this is government, and this the only description of government worth your ambition.
Page 310 - Dd2 any construction, give a handle to the opposers of their wishes, either to misinterpret their principles, or to raise an argument for resisting their claims : but that, by their prudent and exemplary demeanour, they will afford additional grounds to the growing number of their advocates to enforce their claims on proper occasions, until their objects can be finally and advantageously attained.

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