Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry: v. 1. The Irish rebellion. v. 2. Arrangements for a union. v. 3. Completion of the legislative union. v. 4. Concessions to Catholics and dissenters. Emmett's insurrection


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Página 393 - I have seen Mr. Pitt, the Chancellor, and the Duke of Portland, who seem to feel very sensibly the critical situation of our damnable country and that the Union alone can save it. I should have hoped that what has passed would have opened the eyes of every man in England to the insanity of their present conduct with respect to the Papists of Ireland, but I can very plainly perceive that they were as full of their Popish projects as ever.
Página 219 - They put such Protestants as are reported to be Orangemen to death, saving others upon condition of their embracing the Catholic faith. It is a Jacobinical conspiracy throughout the kingdom, pursuing its object chiefly with Popish instruments ; the heated bigotry of this sect being better suited to the purpose of the republican leaders than the cold, reasoning disaffection of the northern Presbyterians.
Página 462 - Having secured the titled prisoner, my first concern was for your dear father's safety. I viewed his intestines with grief and sorrow...
Página 218 - ... none of these persons can be brought to trial, without exposing secrets of the last importance to the state, the revealing of which may implicate the safety of the two kingdoms.
Página 353 - United Irishmen in the end of the year 1791; even then it was clearly perceived that the chief support of the borough interest in Ireland was the weight of English influence; but as yet that obvious remark had not led the minds of the reformers towards a separation from England. Some individuals, perhaps, had convinced themselves that benefit would result to this country from such a measure; but...
Página 393 - England to the insanity of their past conduct, with respect to the Papists of Ireland ; but I can very plainly perceive that they were as full of their popish projects as ever. I trust, and I hope I am not deceived, that they are fairly inclined to give them up, and to bring the measure forward unencumbered with the doctrine of Emancipation. Lord Cornwallis has intimated his acquiescence in this point; Mr. Pitt is decided upon it, and I think he will keep his colleagues steady...
Página 408 - No, Irishmen, no, you shall not be the dupes of his base intrigues ; unable to subdue your courage, he attempts to seduce you, — let his efforts be vain.
Página 355 - English and the borough interest in Ireland even a reform; foreign assistance would, therefore, perhaps become necessary; but foreign assistance could only be hoped for in proportion as the object to which it would be applied was important to the party giving it. A reform in the Irish parliament was no object to the French — a separation of Ireland from England was a mighty one indeed.
Página 461 - I beheld his lordship standing, with a dagger in his hand, as if ready to plunge it into my friends, while dear Ryan, seated on the bottom step of the flight of the upper stairs, had Lord Edward grasped with both his arms by the legs or thighs, and Swan in a somewhat similar situation, both labouring under the torment of their wounds, when, without hesitation, I fired at * The Exxnw, May 26, 1798 Lord Edward's dagger arm, [lodging several slugs in his shoulder,] and the instrument of death fell to...
Página 223 - I sincerely congratulate you upon your successes at Vinegar Hill. I consider the rebels as now in your power ; and I feel assured that your treatment of them will be such as shall make them sensible of their crimes, as well as of the authority of Government. It would be unwise, and contrary, I know, to your own feelings, to drive the wretched people, who are mere instruments iu the hands of the more wicked, to despair. The leaders are just objects of punishment...

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