Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever Published, Volume 33

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Hunt and Clarke, 1832

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Page 225 - Whereby it is manifest, that such as had the government of Ireland, under the crown of England, did intend to make a perpetual separation and enmity between the English and Irish, pretending, no doubt, that the i.nglish should in the end root out the Irish...
Page 227 - In a word, if the English would neither in peace govern them by the law, nor could in war root them out by the sword, must they not needs be pricks in their eyes and thorns in their sides till the world's end...
Page xvii - I have before said, the moment the very name of Ireland is mentioned, the English seem to bid adieu to common feeling, common prudence, and common sense, and to act with the barbarity of tyrants, and the fatuity of idiots.
Page 215 - Uxores habent deni duodenique inter se communes, et maxime fratres cum fratribus parentesque cum liberis ; sed, si qui sunt ex his nati, eorum habentur liberi, quo primum virgo quaeque deducta est.
Page xii - He then read the following paper. " We charge them publicly, in the face of their country, with making corrupt agreements for the sale of peerages, for doing which, we say they are impeachable ; we charge them with corrupt agreements for the disposal of the money arising from the sale, to purchase for the servants of the castle, seats in the assembly of the people, for doing which, we say...
Page 243 - But some kind of zeal counts all merciful moderation lukewarmness, and had rather be cruel than counted cold, and is not seldom more greedy to kill the bear for his skin, than for any harm he hath done ; the confiscation of men's estates being more beneficial than the charity of saving their lives or reforming their errors. And I believe it will at last appear that they who first began to embroil my other kingdoms, are in great part guilty, if not of the first letting out, yet of the not timely stopping...
Page 253 - Thomas, Earl of Wharton, lord-lieutenant of Ireland, by the force of a wonderful constitution, has some years passed his grand climacteric without any visible effects of old age, either on his body or his mind ; and in spite of a continual prostitution to those vices which usually wear out both. . . . Whether he walks or whistles, or swears, or talks bawdy, or calls names, he acquits himself in each, beyond a templar of three years standing.
Page xiii - ... they are impeachable; guilty of a systematic endeavour to undermine the constitution in violation of the laws of the land. We pledge ourselves to convict them ; we dare them to go into an...
Page 214 - informed by many of them that have had judicial places " there (Ireland), and partly of mine own knowledge, that there MIDDLE MEN. " is no nation of the Christian world that are greater lovers " of justice than they are; which virtue must of necessity " be accompanied by many others.
Page 250 - I find many ways distempered : an unlearned clergy, which have not so much as the outward form of churchmen to cover themselves with, nor their persons any...

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