The Speeches of Charles Phillips, Esq: Delivered at the Bar, and on Various Public Occasions in Ireland and England. To which is Added, a Letter to George IV.

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Hickman & Hazzard, 1821 - Forensic orations - 249 pages
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Page 137 - So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt...
Page 109 - The glorious, pious and immortal memory of the great and good King William — not forgetting Oliver Cromwell, who assisted in redeeming us from Popery, slavery, arbitrary power, brass money and wooden shoes.
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