Observations on the State of Ireland: Principally Directed to Its Agriculture and Rural Population; in a Series of Letters, Written on a Tour Through that Country, Volume 2

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818 - Agricultural laborers
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Page 100 - silence ensued, which was preserved till we reached his house in Gerardstreet, when he hurried out of the carriage without speaking, and thus our intercourse ended. Though I often, afterwards, found myself accidentally seated next Mr. Burke in the House of Commons, every interchange of civility between us was suspended. On
Page 13 - will cast themselves into the arms of some foreign power, or perhaps erect themselves into a separate and independent state. Let us rather connive at their disorders ; for a weak and disordered people
Page 100 - I sincerely wished to every nation a constitution as free as our own, and that the cause of liberty might triumph all over the world !—Mr. Burke, catching hold of the check-string, furiously exclaimed, " You are one of these people ! set me down ! " With som,e difficulty I restrained him ;—we had then reached Charing-Cross—a silence ensued, which was preserved till we reached his house in
Page 99 - could not refuse—though I confess I felt a reluctance in complying. As soon as the carriage door was shut, he complimented me on my being no friend to the revolutionary doctrines of the French
Page 213 - about my diocese, and can set down out of my own knowledge and view, what I shall relate and shortly speak : much ill matter in a few words. It is very miserable every way : the cathedral of
Page 95 - so often listened to Mr. Burke, gave an interest to every spot connected with his memory, and forcibly brought to my recollection the profundity and extent of his knowledge, while the energy, warmth, and beauty of his imagery, captured the heart, and made
Page 288 - The inefficacy of force has been manifested by the experience of centuries. Coercion, sustained by an overwhelming military power, by depopulating the country, might produce a temporary calm ; but it is the last expedient which ought to be resorted to for the attainment of permanent order, and obedience to the laws and civil authorities.
Page 7 - Stanihurst might also have used for an argument to prove them Egyptians ; for so in Scripture, it is mentioned that the Egyptians lamented for the death of Joseph. Others think this custom to
Page 69 - of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man.
Page 68 - You abhorred it, as I did, for its vicious perfection ; for I must do it justice, it was a complete

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