History of Clonmel

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N. Harvey & Company, 1907 - Clonmel (Ireland) - 523 pages
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Page 481 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 348 - It was a common practice with them to go in parties about the country, swearing many to be true to them, and forcing them to join by menaces, which they very often carried into execution. At last they set up to be general redressers of grievances — punished all obnoxious persons who advanced the value of lands, or...
Page 338 - American liberty, may my right hand forget her cunning, and my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I hesitate or waver in the support I give him.
Page 159 - That the King's most excellent Majesty, and the Lords and Commons of Ireland, are the only power competent to make laws to bind Ireland.
Page 112 - English farmer's barn is a cathedral ; a bog of fifteen miles round; every meadow a slough, and every hill a mixture of rock, heath, and marsh; and every male and female, from the farmer, inclusive to the day-labourer, infallibly a thief, and consequently a beggar, which in this island are terms convertible.
Page 199 - It would be impossible for language to convey an idea of the state of distress to which the ejected tenantry have been reduced, or of the disease and misery, and even vice, which they have propagated in the towns wherein they have settled ; so that not only they who have been ejected have been rendered miserable, but they have carried with them and propagated that misery.
Page 154 - RULE 5. As a blow is strictly prohibited under any circumstances among gentlemen, no verbal apology can be received for such an insult. The alternatives, therefore, are: the offender handing a cane to the injured party, to be used on his own back, at the same time begging pardon; firing on until one or both is disabled; or exchanging three shots, and then asking pardon without the proffer of the cane.
Page 203 - ... take their rise ; and it is not in the enactment or enforcement of statutes of extraordinary severity, but...
Page 155 - In slight cases the second hands his principal but one pistol; but in gross cases two, holding another case ready charged in reserve. Rule 25. Where seconds disagree and resolve to exchange shots themselves, it must be at the same time, and at right angles with their principals, thus: P.. S. -P. S. If with swords, side by side, with five paces interval.

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