The Condition and Fate of England ...


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Página 92 - ... after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Página 71 - But though glory be gone, and though hope fade away, Thy name, loved Erin ! shall live in his songs, Not even in the hour when his heart is most gay Will he lose the remembrance of thee and thy wrongs ! The stranger shall hear thy lament on his plains ; The sigh of thy harp shall be sent o'er the deep, Till thy masters themselves, as they rivet thy chains, Shall pause at the song of their captive and weep ! WHILE GAZING ON THE MOON'S LIGHT.
Página 290 - Islands — the frenzy of believing, or making believe, that the adults of the nineteenth century can be led like children, or driven like barbarians ! This it is that has conjured up the strange sights at which we now stand aghast ! And shall we persist in the fatal error of...
Página 92 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Página 290 - Exchequer ; whence do they spring, and how come they to haunt our shores ? What power engendered those uncouth shapes, what multiplied the monstrous births till they people the land? Trust me, the same power which called into frightful existence, and armed with resistless force, the Irish volunteers of 1782 — the same power which rent in twain your empire, and raised up thirteen republics — the same power which created the Catholic Association, and gave it Ireland for a portion.
Página 277 - This is the feeding and leading we have had of you: EMPTINESS, — of pocket, of stomach, of head and of heart. Behold there is nothing in us; nothing but what Nature gives her wild children of the desert : Ferocity and Appetite ; Strength grounded on Hunger.
Página 272 - To us individually this matter appears, and has for many years appeared, to be the most ominous of all practical matters whatever; a matter in regard to which if something be not done, something will do itself one day, and in a fashion that will please nobody.
Página 238 - Yet, when I consider the whole case as it lies before me, I am not much astonished, I am not surprised, that men who hate liberty, should detest those who prize it ; or that those who want virtue themselves, should endeavour to persecute those who possess it. Were I disposed...
Página 301 - And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken : but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
Página 27 - ... break off our sins by righteousness, and our iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if it may be a.

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