Autobiographies: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever Published, Volume 33

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Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, 1832 - Autobiographies

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Page 252 - Christians boasted that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the church.
Page 225 - Whereby it is manifest, that such as had the government of Ireland, under the crown of England, did intend to make a perpetual separation and enmity between the English and Irish, pretending, no doubt, that the i.nglish should in the end root out the Irish...
Page xii - He then read the following paper. " We charge them publicly, in the face of their country, with making corrupt agreements for the sale of peerages, for doing which, we say they are impeachable ; we charge them with corrupt agreements for the disposal of the money arising from the sale, to purchase for the servants of the castle, seats in the assembly of the people, for doing which, we say...
Page 227 - In a word, if the English would neither in peace govern them by the law, nor could in war root them out by the sword, must they not needs be pricks in their eyes and thorns in their sides till the world's end...
Page xxvi - 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 I— Debates, vol.
Page 214 - ... west parts of the world ; the long inlets of many navigable rivers, and so many great lakes and fresh ponds within the...
Page 253 - Thomas, Earl of Wharton, lord-lieutenant of Ireland, by the force of a wonderful constitution, has some years passed his grand climacteric without any visible effects of old age, either on his body or his mind ; and in spite of a continual prostitution to those vices which usually wear out both. . . . Whether he walks or whistles, or swears, or talks bawdy, or calls names, he acquits himself in each, beyond a templar of three years standing.
Page 212 - For there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish, or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof, although it be against themselves ; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law when upon just cause they do desire it.
Page 243 - But some kind of zeal counts all merciful moderation lukewarmness, and had rather be cruel than counted cold, and is not seldom more greedy to kill the bear for his skin, than for any harm he hath done ; the confiscation of men's estates being more beneficial than the charity of saving their lives or reforming their errors. And I believe it will at last appear that they who first began to embroil my other kingdoms, are in great part guilty, if not of the first letting out, yet of the not timely stopping...
Page 214 - informed by many of them that have had judicial places " there (Ireland), and partly of mine own knowledge, that there MIDDLE MEN. " is no nation of the Christian world that are greater lovers " of justice than they are; which virtue must of necessity " be accompanied by many others.

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