Irish Eloquence: The Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators, Philips, Curran and Grattan. To which is Added, the Powerful Appeal of Robert Emmett, at the Close of His Trial for High Treason

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P. Donahoe, 1857 - Orators - 543 pages

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Page 77 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar...
Page 105 - So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, that, when a soul is found sincerely so, a thousand. liveried angels lackey her, driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, and, in clear dream and solemn vision, tell her of things that no gross ear can hear...
Page 134 - Subsidiary to this, there wa-s no creed that he did not profess, there was no opinion that he did not promulgate ; in the hope of a dynasty, he upheld the crescent ; for the sake of a divorce, he bowed before the cross : the orphan of St. Louis, he became the adopted child of the republic : and with a parricidal ingratitude, on the ruins both of the throne and the tribune, he reared the throne of his despotism.
Page 192 - The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance ; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
Page 288 - British soil ; which proclaims even to the stranger and the sojourner, the moment he sets his foot upon British earth, that the ground on which he treads is holy, and consecrated by the genius of Universal Emancipation.
Page 134 - Grand, gloomy, and peculiar, he sat upon the throne, a sceptred hermit, wrapt in the solitude of his own originality. A mind bold, independent, and decisive — a will, despotic in its dictates — an energy...
Page 34 - No people can claim, no country can appropriate him ; the boon of Providence to the human race, his fame is eternity, and his residence creation. Though it was the defeat of our arms, and the disgrace of our policy, I almost bless the convulsion in which he had his origin. If the heavens thundered and the earth rocked, yet, when the storm...

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