The History of the Late Grand Insurrection: Or the Struggle for Liberty in Ireland

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From the Press of A. Loudon, (Whitehall), 1805 - Ireland - 386 pages

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Page 328 - 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 BO grievous that they cry to heaven. Be yet patient ! I have but a few words more to say.
Page 321 - I only to suffer death, after being adjudged guilty by your tribunal, I should bow in silence, and meet the fate that awaits me without a murmur; but the sentence of the law which delivers my body to the executioner, will, through the ministry of that law, labour in its own vindication to consign my character to obloquy...
Page 177 - ... a proscription that certainly exceeds, in the comparative number of those it consigns to ruin and misery, every example that ancient and modern history can supply : for, where have we heard...
Page 14 - Wexford forces, now innumerable and irresistible, will not be controlled, if they meet with resistance. To prevent, therefore, the total ruin of all property in the town, I urge you to a speedy surrender, which you will be forced to in a few hours, with loss and bloodshed, as you are surrounded on all sides.
Page 321 - I wish that my memory and name may animate those who survive me, while I look down with complacency on the destruction of that perfidious government which upholds its domination by blasphemy of the Most High; which displays its power over man as over the beasts of the forest; which sets man upon his brother and lifts his hand in the name of God against the throat of his fellow...
Page 320 - What have I to say why sentence of death should not be pronounced on me according to law?
Page 303 - Sir ; — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his excellency the commander...
Page 328 - I have but one request to ask at my departure from this world — it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph, for as no man who knows my motives dares NOW vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Page 327 - Let no man dare, when I am dead, to charge me with dishonor; let no man attaint my memory by believing that I could have engaged in any cause but that of my country's liberty and independence...
Page 320 - 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.

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