Debates Relative to the Affairs of Ireland: In the Years 1763 and 1764, Volume 1

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1766 - Great Britain - 850 pages
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Page 138 - ... character and qualifications. Self-interest was the father by whom Public Spirit has a numerous issue, distinguished by the name of Job. Many of them have come over hither from a neighbouring kingdom, and have with great success played both upon our weakness and our virtues. They very often assume their mother's name, and pretend that their father was Integrity, a gentleman of very honourable descent, who, having of late times been much neglected by persons of power and interest, has fallen into...
Page 7 - the minds of the lower order of people early habits of indultry, and true principles of religion...
Page 39 - Advantage, may be furmounted by the Minifter, merely in confequence of his being in a Situation which will make it worth his while to offer greater. Time for this iniquitous Compact is alfo abundantly allowed, which, whatever might be the Inclination and Intereft of the Parties, would not be the Cafe, if Parliaments...
Page iv - Profeffion, and almoft in every Art, who had been preferred to eminent Stations merely by their Merit, having entered the Country under all the Difadvantages of Aliens, without Money, and without Friends.
Page 38 - III. in fuch a Manner as to make it impoffible for thofe who love Darknefs rather than Light, to fuppofe, or even pretend to fuppofe, the Light does not fhine, and that the Figure and Colour of the Objects it makes vifible, are the mere Illufions of Fancy. To drop the Metaphor...
Page 33 - Folly, facrifices the many to the few, does, in fact, facrifice the few with the many ; and does nothing more than involve thofe for whom he is willing to betray his Country, in the Ruin which his Treachery is bringing upon it ; the Tool of Court Faction is, like thofe who employ him, the Dupe of his ownCunning, and the Scourge of his own Vice.
Page 3 - Liberty $ they are ruinous to a Country of Commerce; and muft be particularly fatal here, where the leaft Check to the...
Page 4 - ... if any improvements in agriculture can be introduced, upon wife and practicable principles ; and in every thing, that tends to the encouragement of virtue, or the promoting of true religion, you will have towards the attainment of thofe ends, not only my zealous co-operation, but his majeity's ileady and willing proteclion.
Page 17 - Dublin, the resolutions which he read in his place and after delivered in at the table, where the same...
Page 1 - I have ordered the proper Officers to prepare the feveral Accounts and Eftimates, that they may be laid, in due Time, before you : You will obferve, that although, from the Exigencies of feveral extraordinary Services, the Expences of the two preceding Years have...

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