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Página 276 - 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.
Página 276 - That as men and as Irishmen, as Christians and as protestants, we rejoice in the relaxation of the penal laws against our Roman catholic fellow-subjects...
Página 345 - I have now done — and give me leave to say, if the gentleman enters often into this kind of colloquy with me, he will not have much to boast of at the end of the session.
Página 474 - Sir, the ancient nobility and gentry of this kingdom have been hardly treated. The Act by which most of us hold our estates was an Act of violence — an Act subverting the first principles of the Common Law in England and Ireland. I speak of the Act of Settlement ; and that gentlemen may know the extent to which that summary confiscation has gone, I will tell them that every acre of land which pays quit-rent to the Crown is held by title derived under the Act of Settlement. So I trust gentlemen...
Página 315 - I reject it: I would reject Magna Charta under a British statute. We have not come to England for a charter, but with a charter ; and we have asked her to cancel all her declarations made in opposition to it. This is the true idea of the situation of Ireland: -no man will be content with less than a free constitution; and I trust no man will be frantic enough to hazard that, in attempting to gain more. I should have been pleased if the renunciation of the claim had been made, but as it is, I think...
Página 99 - ... a state which but for them would have had no existence, and associated with Papists in an Act of Parliament which deprived them of their civil rights, the most earnest of them at length abandoned the unthankful service.
Página 148 - You must,' wrote De Blaquiere — these details are essential to a comprehension, of the working of the Irish legislature—' you must by pension or place -^ sink a sum of not less than 9,000/. per annum, exclusive of the provision that may be found requisite for rewarding or indemnifying those who are connected by office with the Administration. There are no less than from thirty to forty members that if not assisted cannot secure their re-elections.
Página 215 - And a century later, only last year, Gladstone himself proclaimed in a public address in Scotland, "England never concedes anything to Ireland except when moved to do so by fear.