Personal recollections of the life and times: with extracts from the correspondence of Valentine lord Cloncurry

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J. McGlashan, 1849 - Ireland - 510 pages

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Page 227 - MY LORD, — I have had the honour of receiving your Lordship's letter of the 18th instant.
Page 54 - We have offered you our measure — you will reject it ; we deprecate yours— you will persevere. Having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and, AFTER THIS DAY, SHALL NOT ATTEND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS I— Debates, vol.
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Page 55 - Parliamentary constitution prosper ; but let it be an operative, independent, and integral part of the constitution, advising, confining, and sometimes directing, the Kingly power. " May the House of Commons flourish ; but let the people be the sole author of its existence, as they should be the great object of its care. " May the connexion with Great Britain continue ; but let the result of that connexion be, the perfect freedom, in the fairest and fullest sense, of all descriptions of men, without...
Page 69 - Hamburg; and yet,' he continued, 'under present circumstances, and with evidence of the nature of that of which the Government here is in possession, strong and decisive as it is, none of those persons can be brought to trial without exposing secrets of the last importance to the State, the revealing of which may implicate the safety of the two kingdoms.
Page 200 - I presented the Cardinal with a telescope, which he seemed to fancy, and received from him, in return, the large medal struck in honour of his accession to his unsubstantial throne. Upon one side of this medal was the royal bust, with the cardinal's hat, and the words, Henricus nonus Dei gratia Rex, and upon the other/ the arms of England, with the motto on the exerque : — Hand desideriis hominum, sed voluntate Dei...
Page 400 - That from and after the Commencement of this Act it shall be lawful for any Person professing the Roman Catholic Religion, being a Peer, or who shall after the Commencement of this Act be returned as a Member of the House of Commons...
Page 457 - ... when their roused passions exceeded the due measure of factious requirement; and the state patronage was employed to stimulate and to reward a staff of demagogues, by whom the masses were alternately excited to madness, and betrayed, according to the necessities of the English factions. When...
Page 394 - ... are admitted to the presence of his Majesty's representative in Ireland, and equally well received with the King's most loyal subjects. I will not conceal from you likewise that your visit, and those of my Lord Chancellor to Lord Cloncurry, and the attendance of Lord Cloncurry at the Roman Catholic Association, immediately...
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