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Page 282 - So that the whole of your island has been confiscated, with the exception of the estates of five or six old families of English blood, some of whom had been attainted in the reign of Henry VIII. ; but recovered their possessions before Tyrone's Rebellion, and had the good fortune to escape the pillage of the English Republic inflicted by Cromwell ; and no inconsiderable portion of the island has been confiscated twice or perhaps thrice in the course of a century. The situation therefore of the Irish...
Page 317 - The Duke of Orleans, Regent of France during the minority of Louis XV...
Page 346 - 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 193 - The common people of this isle are more zealous in their blindness than the Saints and Martyrs were in the truth at the beginning of the Gospel.
Page 221 - 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 336 - As for us that are here, we are glad to see the day wherein the countenance and majesty of the law and civil government hath banished Tyrone out of Ireland, which the best army in Europe and the expence of two millions of sterling pounds did not bring to pass.
Page 299 - 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 138 - 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 384 - The Commissioners for Ireland gave them orders upon the governors of garrisons, to deliver to them prisoners of war ; upon the keepers of gaols, for offenders in custody ; upon masters of workhouses, for the destitute in their care 'who were of an age to labour, or if women were marriageable and not past breeding...
Page 217 - And sure it is yet a most beautiful and sweet country as any is under heaven, being stored throughout with many goodly rivers, replenished with all sorts of fish, most abundantly sprinkled with many very sweet islands and goodly lakes, like little inland seas that will carry even ships upon their waters...

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