Dramatic Scenes from Real Life, Volume 1

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J. & J. Harper, 1833 - 316 pages

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Page 66 - Phil, dem geschichtsbewußten Kuraten, entgegen. The spirit of the age will no longer tolerate that proconsular government which has so long impeded the national energies. No longer, therefore, degraded, you should learn to bear the truth; and with a career opened to praise, you should not seek to be flattered. The past, even if your early history be not altogether a delusion, is at least inapplicable to your present position. Other virtues, other energies, than those of your barbarous ancestors,...
Page 65 - God ! to a successful conclusion ; and they should now be returned to the old property room of Irish vanity, as no longer applicable to the wants of the times.
Page 102 - 82 we owe national independence and a free trade, to the Association we are indebted for our religious freedom and a reformed parliament, with all the promised blessings which must eventually come along with it, even in spite of the exertions now making to avert them.
Page 82 - Qu'avez-vous fait pour tant de biens? Vous vous etes donne la peine de naitre, et rien de plus.
Page 101 - MR. M'DERMOT. All, sir, in turn — I hurried up to town last, however, to join those great and glorious bands, the successors of the Volunteers of '82, who again rally upon the spot where th' immortal association triumphed ; and have the amazing moral courage to take that heroic and imposing name. DR. EVERARD. The amazing impudence, you mean. It is a sacrilege, a political sacrilege, to usurp such honored appellations, and for such purposes too ! MR. M'DERMOT, (oratoricaJly.) Allow me, Father Everard,...
Page 102 - Gracious heaven! it makes one's gall rise, to hear that glorious assembly (embodied for the best and wisest purposes; with motives so clearly defined, so deeply felt, and so wisely, and so perseveringly acted upon, till it wrung its triumph from its oldest and bitterest enemies) thus mingled up with every gathering of the idle and the ignorant, the meddling and the mischievous. For my part, I never mention the term Catholic Association without feeling inclined to pay it bodily homage.
Page 36 - Troth! I'm sure they would, my leedy, with all the veins; and sorrow much trouble that would teak them. For few has more nor two suits; — that is, put an, and teak off; and not that same always." Lady Emily. "Well, that then is settled. I'll show you the model-dress. All the materials must be Irish, you know. Only consider what good it will do! I don't know yet how many thousand yards of stuff and cloth it will take; but I believe there is nothing like encouraging the Irish manufacture.1 But the...

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