Captain Rock: Or, The Chieftain's Gazette for the Year 1827

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J. Barry, 1827 - 186 pages
 

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Page 162 - The supreme power cannot take from any man any part of his property without his own consent. For the preservation of property being the end of government, and that for which men enter into society, it necessarily supposes and requires that the people should have property, without which they must be supposed to lose that by entering into society, which was the end for which they entered into it, too gross an absurdity for any man to own.
Page 181 - Oh ! where is the dwelling in valley or highland, So meet for a bard as this lone little island ? How oft when the summer sun rested on Clara...
Page 164 - ... by this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty...
Page 162 - ... that he who makes an attempt to enslave me thereby puts himself into a state of war with me. He that in the state of Nature...
Page 61 - Giraldus Cambrensis says that the English before the Conquest were generally in the habit of selling their children and other relations to be slaves in Ireland, without having even the pretext of distress or famine, till the Irish, in a national synod, agreed to emancipate all the English slaves in the kingdom.
Page 162 - And hence it is, that he who attempts to get another man into his absolute power, does thereby put himself into a state of war with him; it being to be understood as a declaration of a design upon his life: for I have reason to conclude, that he who would get me into his power without my consent, would use me as he pleased when he had got me there, and destroy me too when he had a fancy to it...
Page 164 - The people have no other remedy in this, as in all other cases where they have no judge on earth, but to appeal to heaven; for the rulers in such attempts, exercising a power the people never put into their hands (who can never be supposed to consent that anybody should rule over them for their harm) do that which they have not a right to do.
Page 162 - Men therefore in society having property, they have such a right to the goods, which by the law of the community are theirs, that no body hath a right to take their substance or any part of it from them, without their own consent: without this they have no property at all; for I have truly no property in that, which another can by right take from me, when he pleases, against my consent.
Page 181 - When the tempest flings out its red banner of lightning ; And the waters rush down, mid the thunder's deep rattle, Like clans from their hills at the voice of the battle ; And brightly the fire-crested billows are gleaming, And wildly from Mullagh the eagles are screaming. Oh ! where is the dwelling in valley, or highland, So meet for a bard as this lone little island...
Page 165 - Quarrel: it being reasonable and just I should have a Right to destroy that which threatens me with Destruction.

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