Annals of Ulster: From 1790 to 1798 (Google eBook)

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J. Cleeland, 1906 - Northern Ireland - 104 pages
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Page 46 - Union Star is an official paper, the managers promise the public, that no characters shall be hazarded, but such as are denounced by authority, as being the partners and creatures of Pitt, and his sanguinary journeyman Luttrell (Lord Carhampton). The Star offers to public justice the following detestable traitors as spies and perjured informers. Perhaps some arm more lucky than the rest, may reach his heart, and free the world from bondage.
Page 14 - ... until a storm appeared, when, like a bird of ill omen, his deathscreech was again heard. Such was the strange and fatal triumvirate, in which the same degree of cannibal cruelty existed under different aspects. Danton murdered to glut his rage ; Robespierre, to avenge his injured vanity, or to remove a rival whom he envied ; Marat, from the same instinctive love of blood, which induces a wolf to continue his ravage of the flocks long after his hunger is appeased.
Page 30 - Simmses, wherein, after professions of the warmest and sincerest regard, they proceeded to acquaint me that the state of the public mind in Ireland was advancing to republicanism faster than even I could believe; and they pressed me, in the strongest manner...
Page 46 - Which of the two to choose, slavery or death ! No, let us rise at once, gird on our swords, And, at the head of our remaining troops, Attack the foe, break through the thick array Of his throng'd legions, and charge home upon him. Perhaps some arm, more lucky than the rest, May reach his heart, and free the world from bondage.
Page 44 - That we conceive a constitution by king, lords, and commons, {the comnlor'i being then reformed,} when wisely and honestly administered, capable of affording every happiness a nation can enjoy. 6th. That we are ready, if permitted by government, to arm in like manner as the volunteers, whose memory we revere, and whose example we wish to imitate.
Page 67 - Coigley, on whom had been found a paper, purporting to be an address from "the Secret Committee of England to the Executive Directory of France.
Page 29 - Dissenters — who are much more numerous — are the most enlightened body of the nation; they are steady Republicans, devoted to liberty, and, through all the stages of the French Revolution, have been enthusiastically attached to it.
Page 43 - That the public mind would be restored to tranquillity, and every impending danger effectually averted, by such a reform in parliament as would secure to population and property their due weight in the scale of government, without distinction on account of religious opinion...
Page 51 - ... argument has become a jest in Ireland, for it has been used in all times; in war, in peace, in quiet, and in disturbance. It is the miserable, dilatory plea of persevering and stupid corruption, that wishes to postpone its fate by a promise of amendment, which it is resolved never to perform. Reform has become an exception to the proverb that says, there is a time for all things...
Page 8 - ... please— or whether we shall treat it with its merited contempt ? For my part, I call upon you to dispose of it as it deserves, by tossing it over the bar, and kicking it into the lobby ; and I am determined to divide the House upon it, even if I should stand alone in so just a cause.

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