History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798;: With Memoirs of the Union, and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803 (Google eBook)

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Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, and 6, York Street, Covent Garden., 1866 - Ireland - 476 pages
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Page 413 - My lords, it may be a part of the system of angry justice to bow a man's mind by humiliation to the proposed ignominy of the scaffold ; but worse to me than the purposed shame, or the scaffold's terrors, would be the shame of such foul and unfounded imputations as have been laid against me in this court. You, my lord, are a judge ; I am the supposed...
Page 311 - ... death, and the supreme arbiter of both ? Have you not marked when he entered, how the stormy wave of the multitude retired at his approach ? Have you not marked how the human heart bowed to the supremacy of his power, in the undissembled homage of deferential horror ? How his glance, like the lightning of heaven, seemed to rive the body of the accused, and mark it for the grave, while his voice warned the devoted wretch of woe and death ; a death which no innocence can escape, no art elude, no...
Page 423 - ... under pretence of their being heretics ; and also that unchristian and impious principle, that no faith is to be kept with heretics...
Page 415 - I am accountable for all the blood that has, and will be shed in this struggle of the oppressed against the oppressor, shall you tell me this.... and must I be so very a slave as not to repel it...
Page 413 - I shall not forbear to vindicate my character and motives from your aspersions; and as a man to whom fame is dearer than life, I will make the last use of that life in doing justice to that reputation which is to live after me, and which is the only legacy I can leave to those I honour and love, and for whom I am proud to perish.
Page 192 - The only crime which the wretched objects of this ruthless persecution are charged...
Page 346 - Ireland have severally agreed and resolved that, in order to promote and secure the essential interests of Great Britain and Ireland, and to consolidate the strength, power and resources of the British Empire, it will be advisable to concur in such measures as may best tend to unite the two Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland...
Page 311 - I speak not now of the public proclamation of informers, with a promise of secrecy and of extravagant reward ; I speak not of the fate of those horrid wretches who have been so often transferred from the table to the dock, and from the dock to the pillory; I speak of what your own eyes have seen day after day...
Page 423 - I do renounce, reject and abjure, the opinion that Princes excommunicated by the Pope and...
Page 43 - Be firm, Irishmen but be cool and cautious ; be patient yet a while ; trust to no unauthorized communications; and above all, we warn you again and again we warn you against doing the work of your tyrants, by premature, by partial, or divided exertion. If Ireland shall be forced to throw away the scabbard, let it be at her own time, not at theirs...

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