History of the Rebellion in Ireland: In the Year 1789 &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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William Porter, 1801 - Ireland - 302 pages

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Page 69 - Attack them in every direction, by day and by night. Avail yourselves of the natural advantages of your country, which are innumerable, and with which you are better acquainted than they. Where you cannot oppose them in full force, constantly harass their rear and their flanks. Cut off...
Page 299 - To promote a union of brotherhood and affection among our countrymen of all religious persuasions, has been our principal object : we have sworn in the most solemn manner, have associated for this laudable purpose, and no power on earth shall shake our resolution.
Page 14 - 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...
Page 254 - Killala, the attic story, containing a library, and three bed-chambers, continued sacred to the Bishop and his family. And so scrupulous was the delicacy of the French, not to disturb the female part of the house, that not one of them was ever seen to go higher than the middle floor, except on the evening of...
Page 48 - They thought it no more a sin to kill a protestant than a dog. Had it not been that they were so soon quashed, they would have fought with each other for the property of the protestants — they were beginning before the battle of Vinegar-hill.
Page 299 - ... the universe, that a total stop has been put to those sanguinary measures which of late were but too often resorted to by the creatures of government, to keep the people in slavery.
Page 267 - It is a circumstance,' says he, ' worthy of particular notice, that, during the whole time of this civil commotion, not a single drop of blood was shed by the Connaught rebels, except in the field of war. It is true the example and influence of the French went a great way to prevent sanguinary excesses. But it will not be deemed fair to ascribe to this cause alone the forbearance of which we were witnesses, when it is considered what a range of country lay at the mercy of the rebels for several days...
Page 251 - God ; was inclined to think that there must be a future state; and was very sure that, while he lived in this world, it was his duty to do all the good to his fellow-creatures that he could. Yet what he did not exhibit in his own conduct, he appeared to respect in others; for he took care that no noise or disturbance should be made in the castle (ie, the bishop's palace) on.
Page 295 - I urge you to a speedy surrender, which you will be forced to in a few hours, with loss and bloodshed, as you are surrounded on all sides. Your answer is required in four hours. Mr. Furlong carries this letter, and will bring the answer.
Page 15 - ... be so far only obligatory as it protects their rights and promotes their welfare ; We think it our duty, as Irishmen, to come forward, and state what we feel to be our heavy grievance, and what we know to be its effectual remedy.

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