Essays on the Political Circumstances of Ireland: Written During the Administration of Earl Camden

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J. Milliken, 1799 - 240 pages

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Page 148 - ... all combinations and associations, 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 36 - The day of Jehovah cometh, the land is as the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness,
Page 27 - 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 no hesitation to say, that they will extinguish Ireland, or Ireland must remove them : it is not your cause only, but that of the nation.
Page 151 - Number. — On the rock of this principle let this society rest ; by this let it judge and determine every political question, and whatever is necessary for this end let it not be accounted hazardous, but rather our interest, our duty, our glory and our common religion. The Rights of Man are the Rights of God, and to vindicate the one is to maintain the other. We must be free in order to serve Him whose service is perfect freedom. " The external business of this society will be — first, publication,...
Page 135 - I have uniformly pursued the just and virtuous course of conduct; assertor of the honors, of the prerogatives, of the glory of my country; studious to support them, zealous to advance them, my whole being is devoted to this glorious cause. I was never known to march through the city with a face of joy and exultation at the success of a foreign power; embracing and announcing the joyful tidings to those who, I supposed, would transmit it to the proper place. I was never known...
Page 186 - Anniverfary of his murder, the '* pig' s head was fevered from his body, and then carried " round to each of the convives, who, after placing the Liberty'" cap upon his own head, pronounced the word Tyrant, and " gave the poor little animal's head a chop with his knife.
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 150 - 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 people.
Page 159 - ... and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit...
Page 6 - 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.

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