A Compleat Collection of the Resolutions of the Volunteers, Grand Juries, & C of Ireland, which Followed the Celebrated Resolves of the First Dungannon Diet: To which is Prefixed a Train of Historical Facts Relative to the Kingdom, from the Invasion of Henry II. Down, with the History of Volunteering, &c, 1. köide

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J. Hill, 1782 - 281 pages

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Page 37 - 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 20 - ... cause will live; and though the public speaker should die, yet the immortal fire shall outlast the organ which conveyed it, and the breath of liberty, like the word of the holy man, will not die with the prophet, but survive him. I shall move you, " 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 cxli - Thus to regulate candidates and electors, and new model the ways of election, what is it but to cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security?
Page cxli - ... Whensoever, therefore, the legislative shall transgress this fundamental rule of society, and either by ambition, fear, folly, or corruption, endeavour to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people ; by this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty...
Page xxiv - That the freedom of speech, and debates on proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any Court or place out of Parliament.
Page cxl - ... as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society, to limit the power and moderate the dominion of every part and member of the society.
Page xxii - ... pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page clvii - That the ports of this country are, by right, open to all foreign countries, not at war with the king, and that any burden thereupon, or obstruction thereto, save only by the parliament of Ireland, are unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance...
Page clx - The almost unanimous voice of the people is with you ; and in a, free country the voice of the people must prevail. We know our duty to our sovereign, and are loyal. We know our duty to ourselves, and are resolved to be free. We seek for our rights, and no more than our rights ; and, in so just a pursuit, we should doubt the being of a Providence if we doubted of success.
Page cix - the said kingdom of Ireland hath been, is, and of right ought to be subordinate unto and dependent upon the imperial crown of Great Britain, as being inseparably united and annexed thereunto ; and that the king's majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal and commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled...

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