The Beauties of the Press: With an Appendix, Containing the Speech of Arthur O'Connor, on the Catholic Question, in the House of Commons of Ireland, on Monday, May 4, 1795: Also, His Letter to Lord Castlereagh

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By John Stockdale, 1800 - 650 oldal
 

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332. oldal - ... you had seen him confined in a dungeon, shut out from the common use of air and of his own limbs ; that day after day you had marked the unhappy captive cheered by no sound but the cries of his family, or the clinking of chains ; that you had seen him...
198. oldal - In smoky ruins sunk they lie. The monuments of cruelty. The wretched owner sees afar His all become the prey of war ; Bethinks him of his babes and wife, Then smites his breast, and curses life.
539. oldal - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
199. oldal - The parent shed his children's blood. Yet, when the rage of battle ceas'd, The victor's soul was not appeas'd: The naked and forlorn must feel Devouring flames, and murd'ring steel!
398. oldal - Concerning the materials of seditions, it is a thing well to be considered ; for the surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it), is to take away the matter of them ; for if there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire.
331. oldal - ... your wisdom, and inevitably drive them from their post ; and if you do, rely upon it, you will reduce the spirit of publication, and with it the press of this country, to what it for a long interval has been, the register of births, and fairs, and funerals, and the general abuse of the people and their friends.
338. oldal - ... catacombs of living death, where the wretch that is buried a man, lies till his heart has time to fester and dissolve, and is then dug up a witness.
339. oldal - ... and death ; a death which no innocence can escape, no art elude, no force resist, no antidote prevent : — there was an antidote — a juror's oath — but even that adamantine chain, that bound the integrity of man to the throne of eternal justice, is solved and melted in the breath that issues from the informer's mouth ; conscience swings from her moorings, and the appalled and .affrighted juror consults his own safety in the surrender of the victim : — . . . et, quce sibi quisque timebat,...
37. oldal - mid the ocean's deep roar. But when its soft tones seem to mourn and to weep, The dark chain of silence is thrown o'er the deep ; At the thought of the past the tears gush from her eyes, And the pulse of her heart makes her white bosom rise.
328. oldal - But, suppose that it might, what ought to be the conduct of an honest man ? Should it not be, to apprize the government and the country of the approaching danger ? Should it not be, to say to the viceroy, " You will drive the people to madness, if you persevere in such bloody councils, you will alienate** the Irish nation, you will distract the common force, and you will invite the common enemy.

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