A Critical Examination of Irish History: Being a Replacement of the False by the True, from the Elizabethan Conquest to the Legislative Union of 1800, Volumen2

Longmans, Green, 1900

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Página 70 - Irishmen, to come forward, and state what we feel to be our heavy grievance, and what we know to be its effectual remedy. We have no national government...
Página 68 - The mischief lies too deep to be cured by any remedy less than some great convulsion, which may either carry back the constitution to its original principles, or utterly destroy it.
Página 286 - The very disgraceful frequency of courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the army to be in a state of licentiousness which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy...
Página 25 - Parliament to come to the root of these evils. The poor people of Munster live in a more abject state of poverty than human nature can be supposed able to bear. Their miseries are intolerable ; but they do not originate with the clergy, nor can the Legislature stand by and see them take the redress into their own hands. Nothing can be done for their benefit while the country remains in a state of anarchy.
Página 25 - I am very well acquainted with the province of Munster, and I know that it is impossible for human wretchedness to exceed that of the miserable peasantry in that province. I know that the unhappy tenantry are ground to powder by relentless landlords—I know that, far from being able to give the clergy their just dues, they have not food or raiment for themselves, the landlord grasps the whole...
Página 2 - Ireland (the due collection thereof being secured by permanent provisions) shall produce, after deducting all drawbacks, repayments, or bounties granted in the nature of drawbacks, over and above the sum of...
Página 9 - that a treaty should be concluded with Ireland, by which that country should be put on a fair, equal, and impartial footing with Great Britain in point of commerce, with respect to foreign countries and to our colonies ; and as to the mutual intercourse between each other, that this equality should extend to manufactures, to importation, and to exportation ; and that Ireland in return for this concession, should contribute a share towards the protection and security of the general commerce of the...
Página 78 - In the latter end of 1796 and beginning of 1797, the loyal inhabitants of Ulster suffered most severely from the depredations of the United Irishmen. Throughout the province they were stripped of their arms. The most horrid murders were perpetrated by large bodies of men in open day ; and it became nearly impossible to bring the offenders to justice, from the inevitable destruction that awaited the witnesses or jurors who dared to perform their duty.
Página 142 - All I can say is, that nothing is determined at present. Mr. Pitt don't agree to those extensive powers which we were taught to believe the Duke of Portland had. However, I should not be surprised if it were settled well at last, and that Lord Fitzwilliam went over; nor yet would the contrary surprise me. This week will decide.

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