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Page 76 - Catholics of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ireland : or as they did enjoy in the reign of king Charles the Second : and their majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman Catholics such further security in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
Page vii - I have not in any place found any such labour or difficulty, but that it was undertakable by a man of very mean, that is, of my abilities. And the reason is, because it is truth I plead for ; which is so strong an argument for itself, that it needs only light to discover it ; whereas it concerns falsehood and error to use disguise and shadowings, and all the fetches of art and sophistry...
Page viii - Notwithstanding the wilderness of words, oral and written, which has of late years been wasted on the affairs of Ireland, and the paroxysm of legislation under which we have laboured, arising out of the perpetual discussion of her misfortunes and her faults, I am grieved to acknowledge that the proceedings even of the present session of parliament compel me to think that the people of England are greatly uninformed, or, what is worse, greatly misinformed as to our real condition.
Page 84 - Catholic relief appeared to me and some of my colleagues to be indispensable, finding we could not propose it from government we thought it inconsistent with our duty and our honour to remain in office.
Page 13 - ... selves. In truth, like Ajax in the fight, we ask but for light and fair play; give us these and a clear stage, and in all brotherly affection will we try a fall with merry England ; nor let it be forgotten, whilst we improve each other's strength and skill in the friendly contest, that should we at any time avail ourselves of the Rosicrucian privilege, so longed for by Celia, to take the strong fellow by the leg, we mean no harm by it, but only follow our national method of displaying love and...