What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
afterwards Antrim appeared Arklow arms army assailants attack attempt Ballina body Britain British camp Captain Carnew castle Castlebar cavalry character Colonel column command consequence corps death defeat defend detachment disaffected dragoons Dublin effect Emmet endeavoured enemy Enniscorthy escape execution Father Murphy favour fell fencibles fire force French friends garrison gentleman Gorey guns honour Humbert hundred infantry insurgents insurrection Ireland Irish John John Sheares Killalla killed king's kingdom leaders Lieutenant Lord Castlereagh Lord Cornwallis Lord Edward Lord Edward Fitzgerald ment miles military militia morning murder Musgrave never night North Cork Militia o'clock occasion officers parliament party persons pikes political present prisoners Protestants rebellion rebels regiment retreat returned road royalists sanguinary scene shew shot Sir Charles Asgill soldiers spirit surrender taken tion took town treason troops unfortunate union United Irishmen Vinegar-hill Wexford wounded wretched yeomanry yeomen
Page 425 - My lords, it may be a part of the system of angry justice to bow a man's mind by humiliation to the purposed ignominy of the scaffold; but worse to me than the...
Page 425 - 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 honor and love, and for whom I am proud to perish.
Page 423 - What have I to say, why sentence of death should not be pronounced on me, according to law ? — I have nothing to say that can alter your predetermination, nor that it will become me to say, with any view to the mitigation of that sentence which you are here to pronounce, and I must abide by.
Page 319 - ... catacombs of living death, where the wretch that is buried a man, lies till his heart has time to fester and dissolve, and is then dug up a witness.
Page 427 - 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 ? I...
Page 428 - My lords, you are impatient for the sacrifice — the blood which you seek is not congealed by the artificial terrors which surround your victim; it circulates warmly and unruffled, through the channels which God created for noble purposes, but which you are bent to destroy, for purposes so grievous, that they cry to heaven. Be yet patient!
Page 425 - I say this for the petty gratification of giving you a transitory uneasiness; a man who never yet raised his voice to assert a lie, will not hazard his character with posterity by asserting a falsehood on a subject so important to his country, and on an occasion like this.
Page 426 - I am charged with being an emissary of France. An emissary of France ! and for what end? It is alleged that I wished to sell the independence of my country; and for what end?