Patriotic sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught, Volume 2

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Pagina 33 - Imagination's tender frame, From nerve to nerve; all naked and alive They catch the spreading rays; till now the soul At length discloses every tuneful spring, To that harmonious movement from without Responsive.
Pagina 160 - They have a right to the fruits of their industry and to the means of making their industry fruitful. They have a right to the acquisitions of their parents ; to the nourishment and improvement of their offspring ; to instruction in life, and to consolation in death. Whatever each man can separately do without trespassing upon others, he has a right to do for himself ; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which society, with all its combinations of skill and force, can do in his favour.
Pagina 160 - Men have a right to live by that rule; they have a right to justice, as between their fellows, whether their fellows are in politic function or in ordinary occupation. They have a right to the fruits of their industry, and to the means of making their industry fruitful.
Pagina 159 - If civil society be made for the advantage of man, all the advantages for which it is made become his right. It is an institution of beneficence; and law itself is only beneficence; acting by a rule.
Pagina 119 - This extortion of coigny and livery did produce two notorious effects. First, it made the land waste ; next it made the people idle. For when the husbandman had laboured all the year, the soldier in one night did consume the fruits of all his labour, longique perit labor irritus anni.
Pagina 32 - Consenting, sounded through the warbling air Unbidden strains, even so did Nature's hand To certain species of external things, Attune the finer organs of the mind; So the glad impulse of congenial powers, Or of sweet sound, or...
Pagina 125 - ... well known, now too much forgotten : — ' Stern o'er each bosom Reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great, Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of half mankind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, By forms unfashioned, fresh from Nature's hand, Fierce in their native hardihood of soul, True to imagined right, above control, While even the peasant boasts these rights to scan, And learns to venerate himself as man...
Pagina 18 - We must all die, please your honour," said he calmly, " sooner or later ; for my part, thank God ! I am sure of dying in the midst of my people. Many a tear •will be dropt, and many a song sung over me, and my children's children, will talk of my wake and my funeral. But if I go into foreign parts, though I save my life for a time, I must die at last ; and die among strangers, without one friend to close my eyes, or to watch the morning light shining for the first time on my corpse." His wife,...
Pagina 42 - ... and a very gallant gentleman of the North of Ireland has told me of his own experience, that in his wolf-huntings there, when he used to be abroad in the mountains three or four days together, and lay very ill...
Pagina 132 - Irish" (he added with a brogue that beggars all conception), " the Irish is the finest and loftiest tongue in the world : the English can never come near it, and the Greek alone is worthy of being compared to it.

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