Historical Collections Relative to the Town of Belfast: From the Earliest Period to the Union with Great Britain

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G. Berwick, 1817 - Belfast - 496 pages

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Page 183 - That as men, and as Irishmen, as Christians, and as Protestants, we rejoice in the relaxation of the Penal Laws against our Roman Catholic fellow subjects ; and that we conceive the measure to be fraught with the happiest consequences to the union and prosperity of the inhabitants of Ireland.
Page 180 - 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 31 - The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion ; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
Page 32 - That every one in their station and calling earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints...
Page 341 - A bill for preventing revenue officers from voting at elections. " A bill for rendering the servants of the crown of Ireland responsible for the expenditure of the public money. " A bill to protect the personal safety of the subject against arbitrary and excessive bail, and against the stretching of the power of attachment beyond the limits of the constitution.
Page 180 - 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, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 358 - ... spirit of her representatives in the legislature. Such an extrinsic power, acting with uniform force in a direction too frequently opposite to the true line of our obvious interests, can be resisted with effect solely by unanimity, decision, and spirit in the people; qualities which may be exerted most legally, constitutionally, and efficaciously, by that great measure essential to the prosperity and freedom of Ireland, AN EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN PARLIAMENT.
Page 181 - That the independence of judges is equally essential to the impartial administration of justice in Ireland, as in England; and that the refusal or delay of this right to Ireland, makes a distinction where there should be no distinction, may excite jealousy where perfect union should prevail, and is in itself unconstitutional and a grievance.
Page 41 - ... can be no work of the civil sword, but of the spiritual, which is the word of God. No man well in his wits, endeavouring to root up weeds out of his ground, instead of using the spade will take a*mallet or a beetle.
Page 49 - England, by whose authority and in whose right they inhabit there. By their actions we might rather judge them to be a generation of Highland thieves and redshanks, who being neighbourly admitted, not as the Saxons by merit of their warfare against our enemies, but by the courtesy of England, to hold possessions in our province, a country better than their own, have, with worse faith than those heathen, proved...

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