Ireland Past and Present, Volume 50

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P. F. Collier, 1878 - Ireland - 552 pages

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Page 202 - ... as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 305 - The Duke of Orleans, Regent of France during the minority of Louis XV...
Page 126 - All Ireland was by Henry II. cantonized among ten of the English nation ; and, though they had not gained possession of one-third of the kingdom, yet in title they were owners and lords of all, so as nothing was left to be granted to the natives.
Page 334 - That the crown of Ireland is an imperial crown inseparably annexed to the crown of Great Britain, on which connection the interests and happiness of both nations essentially depend: but that the kingdom of Ireland is a distinct kingdom, with a parliament of her own— the sole legislature thereof.
Page 209 - Pope should order him to return to his diocese, he intended only to render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.
Page 334 - Majesty that we humbly conceive that in this right the very essence of our liberties exists ; a right which we, on the part of all the people of Ireland, do claim as their birthright, and which we cannot yield but with our lives.
Page 512 - Ast hinc duobus in Sacram (sic insulam Dixere prisci) solibus cursus rati est. Haec inter undas multa cespitem jacet, Eamque late gens Hibernorum colit.
Page 517 - ... see, on the shield of England in her treatment of Ireland. If we be compassionate men, I hope we shall now, once for all, listen to the tale of woe which comes from her, and the reality of which, if not its justice, is testified by the continuous migration of her people; that we shall endeavor to Raze out the written troubles from her brain, Pluck from her memory the rooted sorrow.
Page 287 - I must do it justice : it was a complete system, full of coherence and consistency ; well digested and well composed in all its parts. 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.
Page 324 - Majesty's happy government will work a greater miracle in this kingdom than ever St. Patrick did ; for St. Patrick did only banish the poisonous worms, but suffered the men full of poison to inhabit the land still ; but his Majesty's blessed genius will banish all those generations of vipers out of it, and make it ere it be long a right fortunate island.

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