O'Hara; Or, 1798

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Page 50 - Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 121 - In each county he assembled the most respectable gentlemen and landholders in it, and having, in concert with them, examined the charges against the leaders of this banditti who were in prison, but defied justice, he, with the concurrence of these gentlemen, sent the most nefarious of them on board a tender stationed at Sligo, to serve in His Majesty's navy.
Page 113 - To Mr. Forbes and Mr. Ponsonby he said, " In spite of every wicked machination, we had the mass of the people with us last New Year's Day, and, if we do not make some exertion, next Christmas Day may see them in the hands of the United Irishmen.
Page 26 - Conduct vn. 1 A fair name is better than precious ointment,1 And the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the banqueting-house ; Inasmuch as that2 is the end of all men, And the living should lay it to heart.
Page 50 - No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him.
Page 114 - ... we had the mass of the people with us last New Year's Day, and, if we do not make some exertion, next Christmas Day may see them in the hands of the United Irishmen.'' That Lord Fitzwilliam's Viceroyalty would have banished all discontent I cannot suppose ; but that, if the Catholic claims had then been settled, or some parliamentary reform taken place, rebellion would not have reared its head, I am willing to believe. To arrange a Catholic question, and a reform...

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