The Life of James, Duke of Ormond: Containing an Account of the Most Remarkable Affairs of His Time, and Particularly of Ireland Under His Government ; with Appendix and a Collection of Letters, Serving to Verify the Most Material Facts in the Said History, Volume 4

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The University Press, 1851 - Ireland

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Page 443 - I shall not be at a loss to know the first author of it ; I shall consider you as the assassin ; I shall treat you as such ; and wherever I meet you I shall pistol you, though you stood behind the king's chair ; and I tell it...
Page 439 - But it would not prove a matter of such indifference to his majesty; for there were hundreds of his friends yet undiscovered, who were all bound to each other by the indispensable oaths of conspirators, to revenge the death of any of the fraternity upon those who should bring them to justice, which would expose the king and all his ministers to daily fears and apprehensions of a massacre.
Page 98 - Having spoken of what the lord lieutenant has done, I presume with the same truth to tell your lordships what he has not done. He never advised the breaking of the triple league; he never advised the shutting up of the exchequer; he never advised the declaration for a toleration; he never advised the falling out with the Dutch and the joining with France: he was not the author of that most excellent position...
Page 566 - My father and mother lived and died papists ; and only I, by God's merciful providence, was educated in the true protestant religion, from which I never swerved towards either extreme, not when it was most dangerous to profess it and most advantageous to quit it. I reflect not upon any who have held another course, but...
Page 278 - ... but a great discouragement to the natives, from making themselves capable and fit for preferments in the church: whereunto, (if they have equal parts,) they are better able to do service than strangers; their knowledge of the country and their relations in it giving them the advantage.
Page 567 - I might have enlarged my industry to do them good and serve them more effectually to them, and more safely to myself. But as it is I am taught by nature and also by instruction that difference in opinion concerning matters of religion dissolves not the obligations of nature ; and in conformity to this principle, I own not only that I have done but that I will do my relations of that or any other persuasion all the good I can.
Page 16 - These were the only subjects of their preachings for four mouths together, notwithstanding all the endeavours of that excellent man, who soon gained upon all the nobility and gentry, one only excepted, but still found the ministers implacable. He invited them to friendly conferences, desired earnestly to speak with them, went to them, sent some of their own sect to invite them, offered to satisfy them in anything that was reasonable, preached every Sunday among them in the several churches of his...
Page 287 - The Duke of Buckingham was a man of great parts, and an infinite deal of wit and humour ; but wanted judgment, and had no virtue, or principle of any kind. These essential defects made his whole life one train of inconsistencies.
Page 464 - When, on the 15th of December following (1792), Mr. Fox moved an address to the king, praying " that his majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions that a minister might be sent to Paris, to treat with those persons who exercised provisionally the functions of the executive government of France, touching such points as might be in discussion between his majesty and his allies, and the French nation,
Page 302 - I will add but this word to it, to assure you that your former friendship to the Chancellor shall not do you any prejudice with me, and that I have not in the least degree diminished that value and kindness I ever had for you, which 1 thought fit to say to you upon this occasion, because it is very possible malicious people may suggest the contrary to you.

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