Reflections on the State of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century: The Progressive Operation of the Causes which Have Produced It; and the Measures Best Calculated to Remove Some; and to Mitigate the Effects of Others of Them

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J. Ridgway, 1822 - 276 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 270 - ... that the diocesan of the place, upon the appropriation of such churches, shall ordain, according to the value of such churches, a convenient sum of money to be paid and distributed yearly of the fruits and profits of the same churches...
Σελίδα 60 - This, then, I note as a great defect in the civil policy of this kingdom, in that, for the space of 350 years at least after the conquest first attempted, the English laws were not communicated to the Irish, nor the benefit and protection thereof allowed unto them, though they earnestly desired and sought the same.
Σελίδα 63 - Crown, reduce their countries into counties, ennoble some of them, and enfranchise all, and make them amenable to the law, — which would have abridged and cut off a great part of that greatness which they had promised unto themselves, — they...
Σελίδα 41 - I consider the habitual weakness of the law, as the first cause of the habitual weakness of the land, from Henry to George. The thoughts of those who read for ideas, not words, will fill up my outline. Let us hope that the wisdom of the legislature will soon erase it.
Σελίδα 98 - English nation seemed now to be quite deposited and buried in a firm conglutination of their affection and national obligations passed between them. The two nations had now lived together forty years in peace with great security and comfort, which had in a manner consolidated them into one body, knit and compacted together with all those bonds and ligatures of friendship, alliance and consanguinity as might make up a constant and perpetual union betwixt them. Their intermarriages were frequent...
Σελίδα 61 - In a word, if the English would neither in peace govern them by the law, nor could in war root them out by the sword, must they not needs be pricks in their eyes and thorns in their sides till the world's end...
Σελίδα 152 - Tithes also — the pretence, and therefore the cause, of an hundred insurrections — belong to this part of the subject. A tax rather vexatious than oppressive, and more embarrassing than either : vexatious, because paid directly and in kind, at unequal and fluctuating rates ; embarrassing because it is vexatious — because while a people, unanimous in this alone, declaim against it — no satisfactory substitute has been hitherto devised.
Σελίδα 61 - ... there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish ; or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof although it be against themselves; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law, when upon just cause they do desire it.
Σελίδα 274 - Whence it is that in our law the goodness of a custom depends upon its having been used time out of mind ; or, in the solemnity of our legal phrase, time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary (5).
Σελίδα 12 - Injuries may be atoned for and forgiven; but insults admit of no compensation. They degrade the mind in its own esteem, and force it to recover its level by revenge.

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