A History of Ireland, from the Earliest Accounts to the Accomplishment of the Union with Great Britain in 1801, Volume 1

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J. Jones, 1805 - Ireland
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Page 27 - The accounts tranfmitted to us of the a&s of Saint Patrick bear all the marks of legendary fiction, and appear no better founded than thofe of other fabulous champions of the church, whofe tutelage, as patron faints, has been feverally adopted, from the cuflom of the times, by the chriftian nations of Europe in the dark ages.
Page 394 - This would be not only bafe and unchriftian, but infinitely beneath the value at which I rate my wife and children.
Page 106 - ... tribute, and to the maintenance of certain numbers of knights and inferior foldiers for his fervice, they were otherwife, each in his own territory, abfolute and hereditary lords or princes.
Page 440 - ... till he had endeavoured, as far as in him lay, to induce his majesty to the granting of the particulars in the said articles : but, that done, the said commissioners...
Page 279 - O'Donnel, who had declared that he would confi- tj^_^ der him as an enemy, if he delayed any longer to unite with his countrymen.
Page 489 - An-raond , trim, who, -ftill afpiring to the ftation of chief governor, was indefatigable in -his endeavours to render Ormond odious to the people and obnoxious to his fovereign. Antrim had even the bafenefs to commit a forgery, which was detected and confeffed, of an agreement between Jones and Inchiquin, whereby the latter was pretended to have engaged to betray the royalifts. From a convention of twenty biSiops, fpontaneoufly aflembled atClonmacnoife on CHAP.
Page 106 - Irifh governed entirely by theii ancient laws, as were the inhabitants " of all other parts of the country. Among the acts of this monarch while in Ireland was a charter, by which he granted the city of Dublin to the citizens of Briftol, with the fame privileges as thofe which they enjoyed at home.
Page 317 - ... were nowhere levied except in the county of Dublin, and there fo ffightly as not to exceed fifteen pounds in a year. But wounded pride was the real fource of complaint ; and, as Leland obferves, " men, whofe religious principles expofe them to grievous difadvantages in fociety, are particularly bound to examine thofe principles with care and accuracy, left they facrifice the interefts of themfelves and their pofterity to an illufion.
Page 327 - ... were moftly obliged to make new compofitions on fuch terms as they could procure. Yet, as the fame hiftorian has obferved from indubitable authority, " proofs are not wanting of the moft iniquitous practices, of hardened cruelty, of vile perjury, and fcandalous fubornation, employed to defpoil the fair and unoffending proprietor of his inheritance." An abufe lefs irritating to the natives, but pernicious to the general fyftem, as admitting individuals to a dangerous pitch of power, was an enormous...
Page 427 - ... formal act for the complete independency of their parliament on that of England ; the exclufion from this parliament of all perfons not eftated and refident in Ireland; a parliamentary inquiry into all breaches of quarter and acts of inhumanity committed by both parties in Ireland, and the exclufion of all perfons guilty of fuch crimes from the act of oblivion.

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