Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, Once Master of the Rolls in Ireland:: Comprising Copious Anecdotes of His Wit and Humour; and a Selection of His Poetry. : Interspersed with Occasional Biography of His Distinguished Contemporaries in the Senate and at the Bar
James Harper ... and Richard Milliken ... Dublin., 1817 - 315 pages
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Page 60 - to demand it; giving, I say, in the so much censured words of this paper, giving " UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION !" I speak in the spirit of the British law, which makes liberty commensurate with, and inseparable from, British soil; which proclaims
Page 196 - His mind was in an uncommon degree vigorous and active, his judgement was accurate, his apprehension quick, and his memory so tenacious, that he was frequently observed to know what he had learned from others in a short time better than those by whom he was informed ; and could frequently recollect incidents, with all their
Page 60 - dust; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty; his body swells beyond the measure of his chains, that burst from around him, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible Genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION.
Page 67 - mind to be borne away by such melancholy anticipation. I will not relinquish the confidence that this day will be the period of his sufferings; and however mercilessly he has been hitherto pursued, that your verdict will send him home to the arms of his family, and
Page 59 - that relief which you have obtained from the voice of your country." I ask you, do you think as honest men, anxious for the public tranquillity, conscious that there are wounds not yet completely cicatrized, that you ought to speak this language at this time, to men who are too much disposed to think that
Page 98 - the pure and generous purpose,—when my slenderer and younger taper imbibed its borrowed light from the more matured and redundant fountain of yours. Yes, my lord, we can remember those nights without any other regret than that they can never more return, for
Page 189 - And none was more a looker on than he. • ., '•' So did he move our passions, some were known " To wish, for the defence, the crime their own. " Now private pity strove with public hate, "Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate.
Page 176 - There are men whose powers operate only at leisure and in retirement, and whose intellectual vigour deserts them in conversation, whom merriment confuses and objection disconcerts, whose bashfulness restrains their exertions, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking
Page 233 - COLONY, PERHAPS LEASED OUT TO A COMPANY OF JEWS, AS WAS FORMERLY IN CONTEMPLATION, AND GOVERNED BY A FEW TAX-GATHERERS AND EXCISEMEN, UNLESS POSSIBLY YOU MAY ADD FIFTEEN OR TWENTY COUPLE OF IRISH MEMBERS, WHO MIGHT BE FOUND EVERY SESSION SLEEPING IN THEIR. COLLARS UNDER THE MANGER OF THE BRITISH MINISTER, «. i