Ireland and Her Agitators

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John Mullany, 1867 - Home rule - 300 pages

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Page 240 - But all this is trifling compared to the numberless murders that are hourly committed by our people without any process or examination whatever. The yeomanry are in the style of the loyalists in America, only much more numerous and powerful, and a thousand times more ferocious. These men have saved the country, but they now take the lead in rapine and murder.
Page 147 - Resolve, resolve, and to be men aspire. Exert that noblest privilege, alone, Here to mankind indulged ; control desire ; Let godlike Reason, from her sovereign throne, Speak the commanding word — I Will ! — and it is done.
Page 154 - Nothing can convince tyrants of their folly but gunpowder and steel, so put your trust in God my boys and keep your powder dry.
Page 73 - An Act to amend the Law as to the Subscriptions and Declarations to be made and Oaths to be taken by the Clergy of the Established Church of England and Ireland.
Page 53 - From Queen Elizabeth's reign until the Union the various commercial confraternities of Great Britain never for a moment relaxed their relentless grip on the trades of Ireland. One by one each of our nascent industries was either strangled in its birth or handed over, gagged and bound, to the jealous custody of the rival interest in England, until at last every fountain of wealth was hermetically sealed, and even the traditions of commercial enterprise have perished through desuetude.
Page 5 - ... though they had acquiesced in the decision of the Cabinet that the Bill should not be introduced by Ministers. Their support of the administration had been the result of ' a precise engagement,' that ' if the Catholics insisted to carry forward their Bill, Government would give it a handsome support.
Page 240 - The principal persons of this country, and the Members of both Houses of Parliament, are, in general, averse to all acts of clemency...
Page 243 - The greatest difficulty which I experience, is to control the violence of our loyal friends, who would, if I did not keep the strictest hand upon them, convert the system of martial law (which, God knows, is of itself bad enough) into a more violent and intolerable tyranny than that of Robespierre. The vilest informers are hunted out from the prisons to attack, by the most barefaced perjury, the lives of all who are suspected of being, or of having been, disaffected ; and, indeed, every Roman Catholic...
Page 212 - The destiny of a nation ought to be determined, not by the opinions of other nations, but by the opinion of the nation itself.
Page 248 - Laws well arranged and administered ; a constitution fully recognized and established; her revenues, her trade, her manufactures thriving beyond the hope or example of any other country of her extent — within these few years advancing with a rapidity, astonishing even to herself; not complaining of deficiency in any of these respects, but enjoying and acknowledging her prosperity.

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