History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798

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John K. Chapman, 5, Shoe-lane, and Peterborough-court, Fleet-street., 1848 - Ireland - 247 pages
 

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Page 4 - I must do it justice : it was a complete system, full of coherence and consistency ; well digested and well composed in all its parts. It was a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance ; and as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment, and degradation of a people, and the debasement, in them, of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man.
Page 6 - The landlord of an Irish estate inhabited by Roman Catholics is a sort of despot, who yields obedience, in whatever concerns the poor, to no law but that of his will.
Page 98 - 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 6 - A landlord in Ireland can scarcely invent an order which a servant, labourer, or cottar dares to refuse to execute. Nothing satisfies him but an unlimited submission. Disrespect or anything tending towards sauciness he may punish with his cane or his horsewhip with the most perfect security. A poor man would have his bones broken if he offered to lift his hand in his own defence.
Page 152 - Council, issued the most direct and positive orders to the officers cora" manding his Majesty's forces to employ them with the utmost vigour " and decision for the immediate suppression thereof, and also to " recover the arms which have been traitorously forced from his Majesty's " peaceable and loyal subjects, and to disarm the rebels, and all persons " disaffected to his Majesty's government, by the most summary and
Page 53 - To subvert the tyranny of our execrable Government, to break the connection with England, the neverfailing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country — these were my objects. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of all past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter — these were my means.
Page 14 - I find by my own and others' inquiries that the people of every religion, country, and party here, are alike set against Wood's halfpence, and that their agreement in this has had a very unhappy influence on the state of this nation, by bringing on intimacies between Papists and Jacobites, and the Whigs, who before had no correspondence with them...
Page 99 - While the formation of these societies was in agitation, the friends of liberty were gradually, but with a timid step, advancing towards republicanism; they began to be convinced, that it would be as easy to obtain a revolution as a reform, so obstinately was the latter resisted, and as the...
Page 27 - ... of his gown only as a just sacrifice upon the altar of his country; that strong statement, rather than pathetic supplication, was adapted to the crisis ; and he proposed to Mr.
Page 235 - I stand upon this sacred and immutable principle of the Constitution, that martial law and civil law are incompatible, and that the former must cease with the existence of the latter.

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