Essays on the political circumstances of Ireland, written during the administration of earl Camden, by a gentleman of the north of Ireland [A. Knox].

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Graisberry & Campbell, 1798 - 234 pages

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Page 147 - ... under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force ; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community...
Page 35 - The day of Jehovah cometh, the land is as the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness,
Page 74 - We have gone to what we conceive to be the root of the evil; we have stated what we conceive to be the remedy. — With a parliament thus reformed, every thing is easy; without it, nothing can be done...
Page 149 - order to ferve him whofe fervice is perfect freedom. The Hierophant next proceeds to ftate, that " to form " a fummary of the national will and pleafure in points " moft interefting to national happinefs, and...
Page 148 - The greatest happiness of the greatest numbers in this island, the inherent and indefeasible claims of every free nation to rest in this nation — the will and the power to be happy to pursue the common weal as an individual pursues his private welfare, and to stand in insulated independence, an imperatorial...
Page 27 - Irish people, return to power, / have no hesitation to say that they will extinguish Ireland, or Ireland must remove them. It is not your case only, but that of the nation. I find the country already committed in the struggle ; I beg to be committed along with her, and to abide the issues of her fortunes.
Page 157 - ... and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit are...
Page 157 - ... and opinion ; and remember, efpecially, that for the efficient management of your common, interefts, in a country fo extenfive as our's, a government of as much vigour as is confiftent with the perfect fecurity of liberty is indifpenfable.
Page 6 - Should such a combination, at once inflamed as it must be now, by the favour of the British court, and by the reprobation of the Irish people, return to power, I have...
Page 120 - Republic; murder and afTaffination are organized in many places, and the adminiftration of police, without activity and without force, from want of provifionary means, is unable to check thefe diforders.

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