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Theobald Wolfe Tone
Gales & Seaton, 1826 - Ireland

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Page 432 - I do declare, that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other foreign prince, prelate, person, state, or potentate, hath or ought to have any temporal or civil jurisdiction, power, superiority or pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this realm.
Page 432 - I do renounce, reject, and abjure the opinion, that princes excommunicated by the Pope and council, or by any authority...
Page 433 - I further declare, that I do not believe that any sin whatsoever committed by me can be forgiven at the mere will of any pope, or of any priest, or of any person or persons whatsoever; but...
Page 433 - God, are previous and indispensable requisites to establish a wellfounded expectation of forgiveness; and that any person who receives absolution without these previous requisites, so far from obtaining thereby any remission of his sins, incurs the additional...
Page 51 - 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 432 - I also declare, that it is not an article of the Catholic faith, neither am I thereby required to believe or profess that the Pope is infallible, or that I am bound to obey any order in its own nature immoral, though the Pope, or any ecclesiastical power, should issue or direct such order; but, on the contrary, I hold that it would be sinful in me to pay any respect or obedience thereto...
Page 358 - Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, — senses, affections, passions? Is he not fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same summer and winter as a Christian is?
Page 315 - Irish judges on a recent occasion, the practice of the court is the law of the court, and the law of the court is the law of the land.
Page 448 - ... your royal attention, we are deprived of the great palladium of the constitution, trial by our peers, independent of the manifest injustice of our property being taxed in assessments by a body from which we are formally excluded. We avoid a further enumeration of inferior grievances : but, may it please your Majesty, there remains one incapacity, which your loyal subjects the Catholics of Ireland feel with most poignant anguish of mind, as being the badge of unmerited disgrace and ignominy, and...
Page 54 - ... form of government, to which I was led by a hatred of England, so deeply rooted in my nature, that it was rather an instinct than a principle. I left to others, better qualified for the inquiry, the investigation and merits of the different forms of government, and I contented myself with labouring on my own system, which was luckily in perfect coincidence as to its operation with that of those men who viewed the question on a broader and juster scale than I did at the time I mention.