Memoirs of Joseph Holt: General of the Irish Rebels, in 1798, Volume 1

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H. Colburn, 1838 - Dissenters - 432 pages
 

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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 116 - The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart : and will save such as be of an humble spirit. Great are the troubles of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
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 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 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 191 - Now we, the people, associated and united for the purpose of procuring our just rights, and being determined to protect the persons and properties of those of all religious persuasions...
Page 58 - Devil, cut away all his hair quite dose to the head, and then burned all the roots of it with a candle. Being liberated by the magistrates on the morning of the 28th of May, he returned to his house, four miles from Gorey, where he hoped to be permitted to remain — unconcerned for the future in plots and conspiracies. But he was soon followed by some yeomen, who destroyed his effects...
Page 97 - Ireland in that season, or any season of the year. This was regarded by the rebels as a particular interposition of Providence in. their favour; and some among them are said to have declared, in a prophetic tone, that not a drop of rain was to fall until they should be masters of all Ireland. On the other hand, the same was considered by the fugitive loyalists as a merciful favour of heaven, , since bad weather must have miserably augmented their distress, and have caused many to perish.
Page 189 - The daughters begged of their father to shew them the croppy finger, which he deliberately took from his pocket and handed to them. Misses dandled it about with senseless exultation, at which a young lady in the room was so shocked that she turned about to a window, holding her hand to • her face to avoid the horrid sight. Mr. Gowan perceiving this, took the finger from his daughters, and archly dropped it into the disgusted lady's bosom. She instantly fainted, and thus the scene ended ! ! I Mr.

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