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Memoirs of Joseph Holt, General of the Irish Rebels, in 1798:, Volume 2
Joseph Holt,Thomas Crofton Croker
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Page 116 - For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Page 309 - Have you any doubt that it is the object of ' O'Brien to take down the prisoner for the reward that follows ? Have ' you not seen with what more than instinctive keenness this bloodhound ' has pursued his victim ? how he has kept him in view from place to ' place, until he hunts him through the avenues of the court, to where the ' unhappy man stands now, hopeless of all succour but that which your ' verdict shall afford. I have heard of...
Page 169 - When George in pudding time came o'er, And moderate men look'd big, sir ; I turn'da cat-in-pan once more, And so became a whig, sir...
Page 188 - ... a bowl of punch with the brush of a fox before their boozing commences. This captain and magistrate afterwards went to the house of Mr. Jones, where his daughters were, and while taking a snack that was set before him, he bragged of having blooded his corps that day, and that they were as staunch bloodhounds as any in the world. The daughters begged of their father to...
Page 84 - ... front of this barricade. The scene that ensued is thus detailed by Musgrave :— " As soon as our cavalry came in sight of them, at the turn of the road, they charged them with great impetuosity ; but when within a short distance, the pikemen leaped over the hedges at each side, on which the horses in front were entangled in the cars ; and those in their rear pressing on them, a shocking scene of confusion ensued ; both men and horses were involved, and tumbled over each other. The rebels fired...
Page 190 - PROCLAMATION OF THE People of the County of Wexford. " WHEREAS, it stands manifestly notorious that James Boyd, Hawtry White...
Page 11 - There's statues gracing This noble place in — All heathen gods And nymphs so fair ; Bold Neptune, Plutarch, And Nicodemus, All standing naked In the open air ! So now to finish This brave narration.
Page 66 - ... of the United Army of the County of Wexford, from and after the first day of June, 1798.