Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical: Of King James's Irish Army List (1689) (Google eBook)

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author, 1855 - Ireland - 975 pages
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Page 544 - esteem those gentlemen of Ireland who, with all the disadvantages of being exiles and strangers, have been able to distinguish themselves by their valour and conduct in so many parts of Europe, I think above all other nations. Which ought to make the English ashamed
Page 5 - which our tenets in religion, and our dependence upon the Pope's authority are aspersed ; and we humbly beg your Majesty's pardon to vindicate both by the ensuing protestation, which we make in the sight of heaven and in the presence of your Majesty, sincerely and truly, without equivocation or mental reservation.
Page 66 - be in my power to make her journey to Holland and England easy, as also that if she cared to stay at St. Alban's, either at her going or return, you would offer it her with a good heart. You will find her face a good deal changed, but, in the discourse I
Page 938 - mere Irish were not only accounted aliens but enemies, and altogether out of the protection of the law, so as it was no capital offence to kill them," a very remarkable trial took place at Limerick before John Wogan,
Page 545 - By such events as these the very Grecians are grown slavish, ignorant, and superstitious. I do assert, from several experiments I have made in travelling over both kingdoms, I have found the poor cottagers here, who could speak our language, to have a much better
Page 544 - Although I have no great regard for your trade, from the judgment I make of those who profess it in these kingdoms, yet I cannot but esteem those gentlemen of Ireland who, with all the disadvantages of being exiles and strangers, have been able to distinguish themselves by their valour and conduct in so many parts of Europe, I think above all other nations.
Page 544 - these defects, wherever they happen, arising only from the poverty and slavery they suffer from their inhuman neighbours, and the base corrupt spirits of too many of the chief gentry.
Page 60 - of prejudice by the lame historians, of modern times, more anxious for authority than authenticity. Two qualities he possessed in an eminent degree, wit and valour; and, if to gifts so brilliant and so Irish he joined devotion to his country and fidelity to the unfortunate and fated family, with whose exile he began life and
Page 545 - from several experiments I have made in travelling over both kingdoms, I have found the poor cottagers here, who could speak our language, to have a much better
Page 60 - whose ruin he finished it, it cannot be denied that in his character the elements of evil were mixed with great and striking good. Under happier circumstances the good might have predominated, and he, whose deeds are held by his own family in such

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