An impartial history of Europe, from the death of Louis xvi. To which is prefixed, a sketch of the French revolution, Volume 2

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Page 485 - This society is constitued for the purpose of forwarding a brotherhood of affection, a communion of rights, and a union of power among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and thereby to obtain a complete reform in the legislature, founded on the principles of civil, political, and religious liberty.
Page 50 - From this moment until that in which our enemies shall have been driven from the territory of the Republic, all Frenchmen are permanently requisitioned for service in the armies.
Page 350 - England is a monarchy ; the monarch is the ancient stock from which have sprung those goodly branches of the legislature, the Lords and Commons, that at the same time give ornament to the tree, and afford shelter to those who seek protection under it.
Page 486 - In the awful presence of God, I, AB do voluntarily declare, that I will persevere in endeavouring to form a brotherhood of affection among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and that I will also persevere in my endeavours to obtain an equal, full and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland. I do further declare, that neither hopes, fears, rewards...
Page 322 - What is paid to the mutilated officersthemselves, 1 1,4081. 16s., is but half as much. Is this justice ? Is this the treatment which the officers of the navy deserve at the hands of those who call themselves his majesty's government ? Does the country know of this injustice ? Will this, too, be defended ? If I express myself with warmth, I trust in the indulgence of the house ; I cannot suppress my feelings. Should 31 commissioners, commissioners' wives, and clerks, have 38991.
Page 504 - 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 2 - The present convulsions of France must, sooner or later, terminate in general harmony and regular order; and though the fortunate arrangements of such a situation may make her more formidable, it may also render her less obnoxious as a neighbour.
Page 325 - ... its bad quality, the enemy know our Ships of War from foreign Ships by the colour of the canvas, consequently run away the moment they perceive our black sails rising above the horizon ; a circumstance to which they generally owe their safety, even more than to its open texture. I have observed the meridian altitude of the sun through the fore topsail, and by bringing it to the horizon through the foresail, ascertained the latitude as correctly as otherwise I could have done.
Page 196 - ... were, at this time, so much disabled or widely separated, and under such circumstances with respect to those ships of the enemy in a state for action, and with which the firing was still continued, that two or three, even of their dismantled ships, attempting to get away under a spritsail singly, or smaller sail raised on the stump of the foremast, could not be detained. Seven remained in our possession, one of which, however, sunk before the adequate assistance could be given to her crew ; but...
Page 51 - ... in the hospitals ; the children shall make lint of old linen -, the old men shall cause themselves to be carried to the public. squares, to excite the courage of the warriors, to preach hatred against the enemies of the republic ; the...

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