A general history of Ireland in its antient and modern state: on a new and consice plan ... the state of its importations, exportations, and agriculture, with observations on its trade and manufactures, and the means to extend and improve them, in consequence of the late grant of a free-trade : the whole containing such a comprehensive description of all the provinces, Counties, &c., as may be necessary to elucidate and render this work the compleatest history of the present state of Ireland yet extant : iIlustrated with a considerable number of such necessary and interesting particulars as render it really useful to the foreigner, the gentleman, and the traveller collected by a gentleman during his travels through the principal parts of this kingdom
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Page 30 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same? — The king or queen shall say, I solemnly promise so to do.
Page 14 - JOHN, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitain, and Earl of Anjou : To the Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Earls, Barons, Justiciaries of the Forests, Sheriffs, Governors, Officers, and to all Bailiffs, and other his faithful subjects, greeting.
Page 30 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by the law? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them? King or queen: All this I promise to do.
Page 40 - Irifh from the king and his advifers, and though, after a conteft of eleven years, the king annulled this prefumption, the jealoufy continued on both fide,s, and the Irifh of Englifh blood, were too ready to follow the banners of any pretender to the crown of England.
Page 42 - ... thereupon, as well in affirmation of the said causes and acts, as to summon the said parliament, under his great...
Page 29 - that the crown is, by common law and constitutional custom, hereditary; and this in a manner peculiar to itself; but that the right of inheritance may, from time to time, be changed or limited by act of parliament; under which limitations the crown still continues hereditary (2).
Page 266 - Maryborough is fo called in honour of Mary, queen of England, who reduced this part of the country to (hire ground, by аЛ of parliament, fixth and feventh of Philip and Mary.
Page 183 - tis situated on the Top of a fine green Hill, and overlooks all that part of the Country. The People that live near it have a tradition that here was held the first Parliament in Ireland, but there are other Accounts, and not without as good Foundation, that make the first Meeting of an Irish Parliament in the adjacent County of Meath.