The Life and Speeches of Daniel O'Connell, M.P.

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Página 234 - I AB do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify and declare, that I do believe that in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other saint, and the sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous.
Página 211 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Página 498 - Hereditary bondsmen ! know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
Página 234 - I do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do make this declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words read unto me, as they are commonly understood by Protestants, without any evasion, equivocation, or mental reservation whatsoever...
Página 207 - I do declare, that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome, or any other foreign prince, prelate, person, state, or potentate, hath or ought to have any temporal or civil jurisdiction, power, superiority or pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this realm.
Página 235 - ... without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or man, or absolved of this declaration, or any part thereof, although the Pope or any other person or persons, or power whatsoever, shall dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null and void from the beginning.
Página 159 - ... uneducated habits, should rush upon the perpetration of crimes, followed by the punishment of the rope and the gibbet ? Nothing (as the peasantry imagine) remains for them, thus harassed and thus destitute, but with strong hand to deter the stranger from intruding upon their farms ; and to extort from the weakness and terrors of their landlords, (from whose gratitude or good feelings they have failed to win it) a kind of preference for their ancient tenantry.
Página 205 - Let us never tolerate the slightest inroad on the discipline of our ancient, our holy Church. Let us never consent that she should be made the hireling of the ministry. Our forefathers would have died, nay, they perished in hopeless slavery rather than consent to such degradation. Let us rest upon the barrier where they expired, or go back into slavery rather than forward into irreligion and disgrace! Let...
Página 159 - I would have made an example of those magistrates who were guilty of so scandalous a dereliction of duty. Another source of immorality may be traced in the registry of freeholds. Oaths of registration are taken, which, if not perjury, are something very near it. The tenantry are driven to the hustings, and there, collected like sheep in a pen, they must poll for the great undertaker...
Página 404 - But what he suggests in another part of his letter, that * if Protestant gentlemen, who have votes and influence and interest, would give these venal members to understand that if they will purchase Catholic votes by betraying their country and its constitution, they shall infallibly lose theirs ; it would alter their conduct, though it could neither make them honest or respectable.

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