History of the Rebellion in Ireland, in the Year 1798, &c: Containing an Impartial Account of the Proceedings of the Irish Revolutionists, from the Year 1782, Till the Suppression of the Rebellion

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Page xxiv - Trojanum orditur ab ovo ; Semper ad eventum festinat et in medias res Non secus ac notas auditorem rapit, et quae Desperat tractata nitescere posse relinquit; 150 Atque ita mentitur, sic veris falsa remiscet, Primo ne medium, medio ne discrepet imum. Tu quid ego et populus mecum desideret audi : Si plausoris eges aulaea manentis et usque Sessuri donec cantor ' Vos plaudite' dicat, Aetatis cujusque notandi sunt tibi mores, Mobilibusque decor naturis dandus et annis.
Page 16 - I, AB, in the presence of God, do pledge myself to my country that I will use all my abilities and influence in the attainment of an impartial and adequate representation of the Irish nation in parliament...
Page 17 - In the awful presence of God, I, AB, do voluntarily declare, that I will persevere in endeavouring to form a brotherhood of affection among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and that I will also persevere in my endeavours to obtain an equal, full, and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland.
Page 4 - This society is constituted for the purpose of forwarding a brotherhood of affection, a communion of rights, and a union of power among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and thereby to obtain a complete reform in the legislature, founded on the principles of civil, political, and religious liberty.
Page 345 - About the years 1652 and 1653," says Colonel Lawrence, in his Interests of Ireland, " the plague and famine had so swept away whole counties, that a man might travel twenty or thirty miles and not see a living creature, either man, or beast, or bird, — they being all dead, or had quitted those desolate places.
Page 302 - French officers on horseback, and running upon death, with as little appearance of reflection or concern, as if they were hastening to— a show. About four hundred of these misguided men fell in the battle, and immediately after it. Whence it may be conjectured, that their entire number scarcely exceed eight or nine hundred.
Page 19 - ... with uniform force in a direction too frequently opposite to the true line of our obvious interests, can be resisted with effect solely by unanimity, decision, and spirit in the people; qualities which may be exerted most legally, constitutionally, and efficaciously, by that great measure essential to the prosperity and freedom of Ireland, AN EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN PARLIAMENT.
Page 344 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page xvi - It only remains to observe, whether such "sublime simplicity be consistent with popu" lar devotion; whether the vulgar, in the "absence of all visible objects, will not be " inflamed by enthusiasm, or insensibly subside " in languor and indifference. Secondly ; the " chain of authority was broken, which restrains " the bigot from thinking as he pleases, and the " slave from speaking as he thinks : the popes, " fathers, and councils, were no longer the "supreme and infallible judges of the world;...
Page 82 - Vengeance, Irishmen ! Vengeance on your oppressors ! Remember what thousands of your dearest " friends have perished by their merciless orders. Remember their burnings, " their rackings, their torturings, their military massacres, and their legal

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