Debates in Both Houses on the Catholic Petition

Debates in Both Houses on the Catholic Petition

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...Why did they follow that advice? Because they confided in the party that advised them. They saw conciliation in every act of Administration towards them. Relying on the faith of Government, they abstained from petitioning. They found themselves again, on the sudden, disappointed, and in the year 1808 nothing is left for them but a petition again, in order to be heard. But you say that this question should be so decided to-night as that they may be discouraged from repeating their application. Do you wish to drive them from this House for ever. I entertain no such thought. I hope, and I confidently trust, that this subject will perpetually recur until it shall become successful. 1 hope the Catholics Catholics will persevere, and will not be dismayed by those, who, in spite of the loss of popularity in their counties, whom for thirty years together their constituents have seen and known in every act of their lives to be attached to the Protestant Church, have been infatuated enough to run away from their best friends. I do hope that the Catholics will come before us from time to time until they shall become successful in their application. Let me intreat this House to remember, that in'Ireland, by I know not what fatuity, concessions have always come too late. Not too late for any good effect, but too late for the intended effect, that of satisfying those to whom it was made, neither should the House forget what Dean Swift said of Ireland, which, if true, accounts for the discontents of its people: --" That it is a country which has always been pillaged and plundered." Remember the words of Mr. Eden when he was entering on his mission: " That the emergency was so great, the time so short, that he could not go home, but had a post chaise at the more

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