Addresses from the Different Parts of Ireland Presented to the Most Noble the Marquis of Anglesey, During the Years 1828-29

Addresses from the Different Parts of Ireland Presented to the Most Noble the Marquis of Anglesey, During the Years 1828-29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...fying laws, which had out-lived their age; and " which visited with civil disqualifications an en " tire people, for their adherence to the faith of " the founders of British liberty." You felt that a desire for constitutional freedom was an ennobling sentiment, and calculated to promote civilization and true greatness: you, therefore, discarded all pre-conceived opinions; your Excellency did justice to the motives and feelings of the Irish people; you gave unequivocal demonstration of your sentiments, and by a firm, just, and impartial rule, have completely won the affectionate regards of a depressed, but warm-hearted people. Since the days of a F itzwilliam, Ireland has not had a Viceroy so beloved, nor one so entirely identifiedwith the affections of her inhabitants, as your Excellency. During your short, though brilliant administration, you have conferred more solid good upon the country than any of your predecessors.--You have checked faction, encouraged kindly feelings, and promoted industry, trade, and commerce. You have been indeed a Viceroy, acting for the honour and true glory of his Sovereign, reflecting his beneficence, and winning for him our attachment by your paternal regard for our interest. The simple and unaffected manner in which your Excellency and your noble family have mingled amongst the Irish people, and conducted all the details of your high station, is calculated still more to endear to Irishmen the memory of such a Viceroy. What then must be our regret, our desolation, when we learn that we are to lose one, on whom our hopes leaned--one who had raised up drooping 'Ireland, and turned her from-a state nearly bordering on despair, to hope, and a feeling of vitality. We can only picture our...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698353X
  • 9781236983534