Strictures on the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Ireland:: From the Most Ancient Times Till the Introduction of the Roman Ritual, and the Establishment of Papal Supremacy, by Henry II. King of England. : Also, an Historical Sketch of the Constitution and Government of Ireland, from the Most Early Authenticated Period Down to the Year 1783

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Luke White, 1789 - 418 pages

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Page 285 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 286 - That the ports of this country are by right open to all foreign countries, not at war with the king...
Page 284 - Majesty that it is not by temporary expedients, but by a free trade alone, that this nation is now to be saved from impending ruin.
Page 286 - Ulster (eleven to be a quorum} be, and are hereby appointed, a committee till next general meeting, to act for the volunteer corps here represented, and, as occasion shall require, to call general meetings of that province. " Resolved unanimously, That said committee do appoint nine of their members to be a committee in Dublin, in order to communicate with such other volunteer associations in the other provinces as may think proper to come to similar resolutions, and to deliberate with them on the...
Page 249 - ... exalted above those who do not. To be a Volunteer in Ireland is an object of ambition, and that ambition is principally checked by the poverty of the people. For however strange it may appear to you, he must have been, for Ireland, a man in easy circumstances who could afford to be a Volunteer. The honour is attended with more expense than even some of them are able to bear; a handsome uniform, accoutrements, field days, &c., are all attended with great...
Page 269 - Britain, as being inseparably united thereto ; and that the king's majesty, with the consent of the lords and commons of Great Britain in parliament, hath power to make laws to bind the people of Ireland.
Page 286 - ... the minority in parliament, who have supported these our constitutional rights, are entitled to our most grateful thanks; and that the annexed Address be signed by the Chairman, and published with these resolutions...
Page 250 - Sir, you say truly that the times are altered ; for power is now no where ; our government is a government of influence, but not of power. Yet had we treated the Americans as we ought, and as they deserved, we should have at once razed all their towns, and let them enjoy their forests. But (in a jocular way repeating what he before said) when we should have roasted the Americans as rebels, we only whipped them as children ; and we did not succeed, because my advice was not taken.
Page 190 - ... with his blood. When he got to the tomb, which was then in the crypt...
Page 69 - Far westward lies an isle of ancient fame, By nature blessed, and Scotia is her name, Enrolled in books ; exhaustless is her store Of veiny silver and of golden ore ; Her fruitful soil for ever teems with wealth, With gems her waters, and her air with health ; Her verdant fields with milk and honey flow, Her woolly fleeces vie with virgin snow; Her waving furrows float with bearded corn, And arms and arts her envied sons adorn.

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