The History of Ireland: From Its Invasion Under Henry II. to Its Union with Great Britain, Volume 2

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Page 388 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions; that a Minister may be sent to Paris, to treat with those persons who exercise provisionally the functions of Executive Government in France, touching such points as may be in discussion between his Majesty and his Allies, and the French Nation...
Page 218 - I moved criminal for leave to bring in a Bill to repeal so much of the Act of King William as punishes with death the offence of stealing privately in a shop, warehouse, or stable, goods of the value of five shillings...
Page 209 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 2 - English interest was settled with as solid a stability as any thing in human affairs can look for. All the penal laws of that unparalleled code of oppression, which were made after the last event, were manifestly the effects of national hatred and scorn towards a conquered people ; whom the victors...
Page 225 - An Act for the better securing the dependency of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain,
Page 559 - This great measure, on which my wishes have been long earnestly bent, I shall ever consider as the happiest event of my reign, being persuaded that nothing could so effectually contribute to extend to my Irish subjects the full participation of the blessings derived from the British Constitution, and to establish on the most solid foundation the strength, prosperity, and power of the whole empire.
Page 298 - ... 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 inquiry; we do not affect to treat them as other than public malefactors ; we speak to them in a style of the most mortifying and humiliating defiance. We pronounce them to be public criminals ; will they dare to deny the charge? I call upon, and dare the ostensible member to rise in his place, and say, on his honour, that he does...
Page 527 - For the like purpose it would be fit to propose, that all laws in force at the time of the union, and all the courts of civil and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, within the respective kingdoms, shall remain as now by law established within the same, subject only to such alterations or regulations from time to time, as circumstances may appear to the parliament of the United Kingdom to require.
Page 220 - His Majesty, being concerned to find that discontent and jealousies are prevailing among his loyal subjects in Ireland, upon matters of great weight and importance, earnestly recommends to this house, to take the same into their most serious consideration, in order to such a final adjustment, as may give mutual satisfaction to both kingdoms.
Page 522 - Ireland from this kingdom cannot fail to engage the particular attention of parliament ; and his majesty recommends it to this house to consider of the most effectual means of counteracting and finally defeating this design ; and he trusts that a review of all the circumstances which have recently occurred (joined to the...

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