History of the Rebellion in Ireland, in the Year 1798, &c: Containing an Impartial Account of the Proceedings of the Irish Revolutionists, from the Year 1782, Till the Suppression of the Rebellion. With an Appendix to Illustrate Some Facts. With Considerable Additions; and a Preface, Containing a Reply to the Observations of Sir Richard Musgrave, Bart., Upom this Work

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T. Hurst, 1803 - Ireland - 453 pages

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Page 16 - I, AB, in the presence of God, do pledge myself to my country that I will use all my abilities and influence in the attainment of an impartial and adequate representation of the Irish nation in parliament...
Page 4 - This society is constituted 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 20 - Parliament as a barrier against that mischief, which every honest man that will open his eyes must see in every instance overbears the interest of Ireland. I have not said one word that looks like a wish for separation, though I give it to you and your friends as my most decided opinion that such an event would be a regeneration to this country.
Page 302 - ... hundred men, and they had five pieces of cannon. The number of the rebels could not be ascertained. Many ran away before the engagement, while a very considerable number flocked into the town in the very heat of it, passing under the castle windows in view of the French officers on horseback, running upon death with as little appearance of reflection or concern, as if they were hastening to a show.
Page 82 - Vengeance, Irishmen ! vengeance on your oppressors! Remember what thousands of your dearest friends have perished by their merciless orders. Remember their burnings, their rackings, their torturings, their military massacres, and their legal murders. Remember Orr ! Mr.
Page 311 - And here it would be an act of great injustice to the excellent discipline constantly maintained by these invaders while they remained in our town, not to remark that, with every temptation to plunder which the time and the number of valuable articles within their reach presented to them in the...
Page 345 - About the years 1652 and 1653," says Colonel Lawrence, in his Interests of Ireland, " the plague and famine had so swept away whole counties, that a man might travel twenty or thirty miles and not see a living creature, either man, or beast, or bird, — they being all dead, or had quitted those desolate places.
Page 307 - ... any hardship. These were the men, however, of whom it was presently observed, that they could be well content to live on bread or potatoes, to drink water, to make the stones of the street their bed, and to sleep in their clothes, with no covering but the canopy of heaven.
Page 392 - Every man that was a Protestant was called an Orangeman ; and every one was to be killed, from the poorest man in the country. Before the rebellion I never heard there was any hatred between Catholics and Protestants ; they always lived peaceably together.
Page 240 - ... not the work of the rebels alone. Great part of the damage was committed by the soldiery, who commonly completed the ruin of deserted houses, in which they had their quarters, and often plundered without distinction of loyalist and croppy. The Hessians exceeded the other troops in the business of depredation, and many loyalists who had escaped from the rebels were put to death by these foreigners.

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