Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1839
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Page 236 - A pillar of state; deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat and public care; And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic though in ruin: sage he stood, With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as night Or summer's noontide air...
Page 236 - I found Ireland on her knees ; I watched over her with an eternal solicitude; I have traced her progress from injuries to arms, and, from arms to liberty. Spirit of Swift ! spirit of Molyneux ! your genius has prevailed ! Ireland is now a nation ! In that new character I hail her ! and, bowing to her august presence, I say, Esto perpetua...
Page 41 - The musk-rose, and the well-attired woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears ; Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffodillies fill their cups with tears, To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.
Page 237 - Majesty, that we humbly conceive that in this right the very essence of our liberties exists ; a right which we, on the part of all the people of Ireland, do claim as their birthright, and which we cannot yield but with our lives.
Page 148 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 193 - ... moved, .«' That leave be given to bring in heads of a bill for declaring the sole and exclusive right of the Irish Parliament to make laws in all cases whatsoever, internal and external, for the kingdom of Ireland.
Page 261 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 348 - He concluded by moving for leave to bring in a Bill declaring " the sole and exclusive right of the Irish Parliament to make laws in all cases whatsoever, external and internal.
Page 237 - Ireland :" an act containing matter entirely irreconcilable to the fundamental rights of this nation. That we conceive this act, and the claims it advances, to be the great and principal cause of the discontents and jealousies in this kingdom. " To assure His Majesty, that His Majesty's Commons of Ireland do most sincerely wish that all bills which become law in Ireland should receive the approbation of His Majesty under the...
Page 238 - Majesty's forces,' being unlimited in duration, and defective in other instances, but in that shape, from the particular circumstances of the times, is another just cause of discontent and jealousy in this kingdom. " That we have submitted these, the principal causes of the present discontent and jealousy of Ireland, and remain in humble expectation of redress. " That we have the greatest reliance on his Majesty's wisdom, the most sanguine expectations from his virtuous choice of a chief governor,...

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