The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

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Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1874 - British
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Page 501 - My occupation is now of the most unpleasant nature, negotiating and jobbing with the most corrupt people under heaven. I despise and hate myself every hour, for engaging in such dirty work, and am supported only by the reflection, that without an Union the British Empire must be dissolved.
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