History of the Insurrection of the County of Wexford, A. D. 1798: Including an Account of Transactions Preceding that Event, with an Appendix

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author, 1803 - Ireland - 304 pages
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Page 70 - Gorey who did not witness this exhibition ; while, in the meantime, the triumphant corps displayed all the devices of Orangemen. After the labour and fatigue of the day, Mr. Gowan and his men retired to a public house to refresh them-selves, and, like true blades of game, their punch was stirred about with the finger that had graced their ovation, in imitation of keen fox-hunters, who whisk a bowl of punch with the brush of a fox before their boozing com-mences.
Page 58 - Many of those persecuted in this manner experienced additional anguish from the melted pitch trickling into their eyes. This afforded a rare addition of enjoyment to these keen sportsmen, who reiterated their horrid yells of exultation on the re-petition of the several accidents to which their game was liable upon being turned out ; for, in the confusion and hurry of escaping from the ferocious hands of these more than savage barbarians, the blinded victims frequently fell or inadvertently dashed...
Page 226 - Hay, appointed by the inhabitants of all religious persuasions, to inform the Officer commanding the King's troops that they are ready to deliver up the Town of Wexford without...
Page 167 - ... disapprobation and horror of the crimes of the above delinquents, do call on our countrymen at large, to use every exertion in their power to apprehend the bodies of the aforesaid James Boyd, &c.
Page 158 - ... few professional commanders: but what power can resist men fighting for liberty! In the moment of triumph, my countrymen, let not your victories be tarnished with any wanton act of cruelty: many of those unfortunate men now in prison were not your enemies from principle; most of them, compelled by necessity, were obliged to oppose you: neither let a difference in religious sentiments cause a difference among the people.
Page 73 - ... well as public, that the system and plans of those deluded persons who style themselves, and are commonly known by the name of United Irishmen, have been generally adopted by the inhabitants of the several parishes in this county, who have provided themselves with pikes and other arms for the purpose of carrying their plans into execution. And whereas we have received information that the inhabitants of some parts of this county have, within these few days past, returned to their allegiance,...
Page 158 - ... to the almighty ruler of the universe, that a total stop has been put to those sanguinary measures which of late were but too often resorted to by the creatures of government, to keep the people in slavery.

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