Union pamphlets, Volume 11

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Page 22 - What, then, was the situation of Ireland at the revolution, and what is it at this day ? The whole power and property of the country has been conferred by successive monarchs of England upon an English colony, composed of three sets of English adventurers, who poured into this country at the termination of three successive...
Page 29 - There is not a nation in the habitable globe which has advanced in cultivation and commerce, in agriculture and manufactures, with the same rapidity in the same period ;" — speaking of Ireland since the constitution of 1782, viz., for the last twenty years.
Page 33 - An Act for the better securing the dependency of the kingdom of Ireland upon the crown of Great Britain.
Page 75 - We are very well as we are. Gracious God! of what materials must the heart of that man be composed, who knows the state of the country, and will coldly tell us we are very well as we are.
Page 62 - By a union with Great Britain, Ireland would gain, besides the freedom of trade, other advantages much more important, and which would much more than compensate any increase of taxes that might accompany that union. By the union with England, the middling and inferior ranks of people in Scotland gained a complete deliverance from the power of an aristocracy which had always before oppressed them.
Page 39 - No matter who has the merit, let the two kingdoms be one ; which can only be by Ireland now acknowledging the superintending power and supremacy to be where Nature has placed it, in precise and unambiguous terms.
Page 34 - I did not do him justice ; he had faults ; but he had great powers, great public effect; he persuaded the old, he inspired the young ; the Castle vanished before him ; on a small subject he was miserable ; put into his hand a distaff, and, like Hercules, he made sad work of it ; but give him the thunderbolt, and he had the arm of a Jupiter...
Page 33 - This was the opinion which Lord Sackville, the secretary of 1753, gave, of Mr. Malone to a gentleman from whom I heard it. " He is a great sea in a calm,
Page 9 - ... by this act, in such language as they might best understand, the due honour of God should be thereby much advanced ; and for that also, that the same may not be in their native language, as well for difficulty to get it printed, as that few in the whole realm can read the Irish letters...
Page 75 - ... discretion with which it is administered. We are very well as we are. Look at the old revolutionary Government of the Irish Union, and the modern revolutionary Government of the Irish consulate, canvassing the dregs of that rebel democracy for a renewal of popular ferment and outrage, to overcome the deliberations of Parliament.

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