Historical Tracts

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W. Porter, 1787 - 313 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 128 - And by the Irish custom of gavelkind the inferior tenantries were partible amongst all the males of the sept, both bastards and legitimate ; and after partition made, if any one of the sept had died, his portion was not divided among his sons, but the chief of the sept made a new partition of all the lands belonging to that sept, and gave every one his part according to his antiquity.
Σελίδα 278 - ... such manner as he hath done, and is about to do, in law, in conscience, and in honour. " In law ; whether the case be to be ruled by our law of England, which is in force, or by their own Brehon law, which is abolished, and adjudged no law, but a lewd custom.
Σελίδα 282 - ... of years past, they would never, to the end of the world, build houses, make townships or villages, or manure or improve the land as it ought to be ; therefore it stands neither with Christian policy nor conscience, to suffer so good and fruitful a country to lie waste like a wilderness, when his majesty may lawfully dispose it to such persons as will make a civil plantation thereupon.
Σελίδα 90 - Englishman might oppress, spoil and kill them without control, how was it possible they should be other than outlaws and enemies to the crown of England? If the king would not admit them to the condition of subjects, how could they learn to acknowledge and obey him as their sovereign...
Σελίδα 213 - For 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 248 - Corbeftiip is named a dignity in the regifter at Rome •, for all dignities in cathedral churches, and all benefices of value in this kingdom are contained in a...
Σελίδα 239 - ... that, if they condemned any man, his friends, in revenge, would rob or burn or kill them for it, and that the like mischief had happened to divers jurors since the last session holden there : such is the barbarous malice and impiety of this people. Notwithstanding, when we had punished one jury with good round fines and imprisonment for acquitting some prisoners contrary to.
Σελίδα 90 - ... be other than outlaws and enemies to the crown of England? If the king would not admit them to the condition of subjects, how could they learn to acknowledge and obey him as their sovereign] When they might not converse or commerce with any civil...
Σελίδα 270 - And there will arise villages and towns, which will draw tradesmen and artificers, so as we conceive a hope that these countries, in a short time, will not only be quiet neighbours to the Pale, but be made as rich and as civil as the Pale itself.
Σελίδα 239 - ... people. Notwithftanding, when we had punifhed one jury with good • round fines and imprifonment, for acquitting fome prifoners, contrary to direct and pregnant evidence, another jury being impannelled for trial of others, found two notorious malefactors guilty : whereof one was a notable thief, and the other a receiver of thieves ; both which were prefently executed, and their execution...

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