The Correspondence of the Right Hon. John Beresford, Illustrative of the Last Thirty Years of the Irish Parliament, Volum 2

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Woodfall and Kinder, 1854

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Side 214 - Russell moved for a Committee of the whole House to take into consideration the state of Ireland.
Side 169 - that the whole body of the lower order of Roman Catholics of this country are totally inimical to the English Government ; that they are under the influence of the lowest and worst class of their priesthood ; that all the extravagant and horrid tenets of that religion are as deeply engraven in their hearts as they were a century...
Side 141 - Auckland himself noticed it as follows, in a letter to his friend Mr. John Beresford of Dublin:— December 22, 1796. We are all well here, and I will take the occasion to add a few words of a private and confidential kind. You may probably have seen or heard by letters a report of an intended marriage between Mr. Pitt and my eldest daughter. You know me too well to suppose that if it were so I should have remained silent. The truth is she is handsome, and possessed of sense far superior to the ordinary...
Side 210 - As to the boroughs, many of the proprietors are very poor, and have lived by the sale of them. Upon the late general election boroughs did not sell readily, and several of the proprietors were obliged to come in themselves. They cannot be expected to give up their interest for nothing ; and those who bought their seats cannot be expected to give up their term for nothing.
Side 73 - ... and design. All hope of their concert or even their acquiescence was gone. Only two days after the motion of Grattan, the Chancellor wrote to his friend in London declaring that the King could not give his assent to the measure " without a direct breach of his Coronation Oath. Whenever," he added,
Side 82 - I decided at once not to cloud the dawn of my Administration by leaving in such power and authority so much imputed malversation...
Side 72 - The only laws which now affect the Papists in Ireland, are the Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity, the Test Act, and the Bill of Rights. It seems to require very serious investigation, how far the king can give his assent to a repeal of any one of those acts, without a breach of his Coronation Oath, and of the articles of union with Scotland.
Side 98 - In Mr. Pitt's endeavour to hold up a shield for the shelter of persons who had merited the favour of the last Lord-Lieutenant by their services, and on whose conduct no blame or censure had attached, I can only perceive an instance of firmness and...
Side 128 - established a mint for coinage of false prophecies, from whence new ones were to issue as fast as old ones should fail'." In 1796 John Beresford complained: 'they have songs and prophecies, just written, stating all late events and what is to happen, as if made several years ago, in order to persuade the people that as a great part of them had already come to pass, so the remainder will certainly happen'.60 'Prophecy men' circulated in Ulster and Connacht, carrying with them new radical publications.

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