Sketches of the Irish Bar, Volumen 2

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Redfield, 1854 - 388 páginas

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Página 110 - O good old man ; how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed ! Thou art not for the fashion of these times, Where none will sweat, but for promotion; And having that, do choke their service up Even with the having: it is not so with thee.
Página 87 - Erin, my country! though sad and forsaken, In dreams I revisit thy sea-beaten shore; But , alas ! in a far foreign land I awaken, And sigh for the friends who can meet me no more!
Página 87 - Why should not piety be made, As well as equity, a trade, And men get money by devotion, As well as making of a motion ? B...
Página 29 - Ireland; a long series of oppressions, aided by many very ill-judged laws, have brought landlords into a habit of exerting a very lofty superiority, and their vassals into that of an almost unlimited submission: speaking a language that is despised, professing a religion that is abhorred ()and being disarmed, the poor find themselves in many cases slaves even in the bosom of written liberty.
Página 29 - ... and, having taken the administration of justice into their own hands, were not very exact in the distribution of it.
Página 70 - The glorious, pious and immortal memory of the great and good King William — not forgetting Oliver Cromwell, who assisted in redeeming us from Popery, slavery, arbitrary power, brass money and wooden shoes.
Página 5 - You do me honor overmuch. You have given to the subaltern all the credit of a superior. There are men engaged in this conspiracy who are not only superior to me, but even to your own conceptions of yourself, my lord; men, before the...
Página 139 - Your • Petitioners feel themselves imperatively called upon to declare their strong and inviolable attachment to those Protestant principles, which have proved to be the best security for the civil and religious liberty of these Kingdoms. " They therefore approach your Honourable House, humbly but earnestly praying that the Protestant Constitution of the United Kingdom may be preserved entire and inviolable.
Página 29 - They received their instructions, and were joined by other assassins. The band proceeded to Rath Cannon in order to execute their purpose, but an accident prevented their victims from coming to the place where they were expected, and the assassination was, in consequence, adjourned for another week. In the interval, however, they did not relent, but, on the contrary, a new supply of murderers was collected, and on Sunday, the 30th of September, the day preceding the murder, they met again in the...
Página 55 - SHE walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

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