The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times: v. 1. Samuel Neilson. v.2. Thomas Addis Emmet. William James Macneven. Arthur O'Connor. William Sampson. Henry Joy M'Cracken
J. Madden, 1842
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Stran 300 - WE HAVE NO NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; we are ruled by Englishmen, and the servants of Englishmen, whose object is the interest of another country, whose instrument is corruption, and whose strength is the weakness of Ireland...
Stran 146 - In this situation men not only shrink from the frowns of a stern magistrate ; but they are obliged to fly from their very species. The seeds of destruction are sown in civil intercourse, in social habitudes. The blood of wholesome kindred is infected. Their tables and beds are surrounded with snares. All the means given by Providence to make life safe and comfortable, are perverted into instruments of terror and torment.
Stran 386 - How his glance, like the lightning of heaven, seemed to rive the body of the accused and mark it for the grave, while his voice warned the devoted wretch of woe and death — a death which no innocence can escape, no art elude, no force resist, no antidote prevent. There was an antidote — a juror's oath — but even that adamantine chain...
Stran 231 - Rouse all the Energies of your Souls; call forth all the Merit and abilities which a Vicious Government Consigned to obscurity, and under the Conduct of your Chosen Leaders March with a Steady Step to Victory ; heed not the Glare of [a...
Stran 386 - ... make his appearance upon the table the living image of life and of death, and the supreme arbiter of both ? Have you not marked when he entered, how the stormy wave of the multitude retired at his approach ? Have you not marked how the human heart bowed to the supremacy of his power, in the undissembled homage of deferential horror ? How his glance, like the lightning of heaven, seemed to rive the body of the accused, and mark it for the grave, while his voice warned the devoted wretch of...
Stran 383 - Hevey was conveyed to the custody of his old friend and goaler, major Sandys. Here he was flung into a room of about thirteen feet by twelve — it was called the hospital of the provost. — It was occupied by six beds, in which were to lie fourteen or fifteen miserable wretches, some of them sinking under contagious diseases.
Stran 308 - In the awful presence of God, I, AB do voluntarily declare, that I will persevere in endeavouring to form a brotherhood of affection among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and that I will also persevere in my endeavours to obtain an equal, full and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland.
Stran 378 - On the following evening, poor Hevey was dogged in the dark into some lonely alley; there he was seized, he knew not by whom, nor by what authority — and became in a moment, to his family, and his friends, as if he had never been. He was carried away in equal ignorance of his crime, and of his destiny ; whether to be tortured, or. hanged, or transported. His crime he soon learned ; it was the treason which he had committed against the majesty of major Sirr.
Stran 379 - ... his family that he was not dead : — he instantly gave the order required. The major graciously accepted it, saying, your courtesy will not cost you much; you are to be sent down to-morrow to Kilkenny to be tried for your life ; you will most certainly be hanged ; and you can scarcely think that your journey to the other world will be performed on horseback.