The Select Speeches of the Right Hon. Henry Grattan: To which is Added His Letter on Union, with a Commentary on His Career and Character (Google eBook)

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H.G. Bohn, 1847 - Ireland - 471 pages
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Page 448 - A character so exalted, so strenuous, so various, so authoritative, astonished a corrupt age, and the Treasury trembled at the name of Pitt through all her classes of venality Corruption imagined, indeed, that she had found defects in this statesman, and talked much of the inconsistency of his glory, and much of the ruin of his victories but the history of his country, and the calamities of the enemy, answered and refuted her.
Page 429 - Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
Page 447 - Bourbon, and wielded in the other the democracy of England. The sight of his mind was infinite ; and his schemes were to affect, not England, not the present age only, but Europe and posterity. Wonderful were the means...
Page 257 - ... the consent of the people, given by themselves or their deputies. And this properly concerns only such governments where the legislative is always in being, or at least where the people have not reserved any part of the legislative to deputies, to be from time to time chosen by themselves.
Page xxviii - 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 82 - I am now to address a free people : ages have passed away, and this is the first moment in which you could be distinguished by that appellation. I have spoken on the subject of your liberty so often, that I have nothing to add, and have only to admire by what...
Page 185 - But if a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people...
Page 448 - ... not like the torrent of Demosthenes, or the splendid conflagration of Tully, it resembled sometimes the thunder, and sometimes the music of the spheres.
Page 299 - Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Thou art not conquer'd; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there.
Page 376 - I do swear, That I will defend to the utmost of my Power the Settlement of Property within this Realm, as established by the Laws : And I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any Intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by Law within this Realm...

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