Essays on the Political Circumstances of Ireland: Written During the Administration of Earl Camden

Author, 1799 - 240 sider

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Side 150 - Laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force ; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community...
Side 36 - The day of Jehovah cometh, the land is as the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness,
Side 153 - Number. — On the rock of this principle let this society rest ; by this let it judge and determine every political question, and whatever is necessary for this end let it not be accounted hazardous, but rather our interest, our duty, our glory and our common religion. The Rights of Man are the Rights of God, and to vindicate the one is to maintain the other. We must be free in order to serve Him whose service is perfect freedom. " The external business of this society will be — first, publication,...
Side 137 - I have uniformly pursued the just and virtuous course of conduct; assertor of the honors, of the prerogatives, of the glory of my country; studious to support them, zealous to advance them, my whole being is devoted to this glorious cause. I was never known to march through the city with a face of joy and exultation at the success of a foreign power; embracing and announcing the joyful tidings to those who, I supposed, would transmit it to the proper place. I was never known...
Side 152 - The greatest happiness of the greatest numbers in this island, the inherent and indefeasible claims of every free nation to rest in this nation — the will and the power to be happy to pursue the common weal as an individual pursues his private welfare, and to stand in insulated independence, an imperatorial...
Side 6 - Should such a combination, at once inflamed as it must be now, by the favour of the British court, and by the reprobation of the Irish people, return to power, I have no hesitation to say, that they will extinguish Ireland, or Ireland must remove them : it is not your cause only, but that of the nation.
Side 162 - ... of Providence, and the strong efforts of human nature resisting and overcoming the malignant influence of a miserable administration. To resist this influence, which rules by discord and embroils by system, it...
Side 161 - ... and opinion ; and remember, efpecially, that for the efficient management of your common, interefts, in a country fo...
Side 157 - What are the means of procuring fuch a *' Reform in the Conftitution as may fecure to " the people their rights moft effectually and *' moftfpeedily? " What is the plan of reform moft fuited to " this country ? " Can the. renovation in the Conftitution, " which we all deem neceflary, be accomplifhed " by the ways of the Conftitution? The evil...
Side 189 - ... muft come, in time. The United States are large and populous nations, in comparifon of the Grecian commonwealths, or even the Swifs cantons ; and are growing every day more difproportionate, and therefore lefs capable of being held together by fimple governments. Countries that increafe in population fo rapidly as the States of America- did, even during fuch an impoverifhing and deftructive war as the laft was, are not to be bound long with filken threads : lions, young or old, will not be bound...

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