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. 1844. Excerpt: ... means. He fills that already overflowing cauldron of disaffection, Ireland, with the venom of English evil counsels; plays with each party, at least with the worst of each, with the intention of throwing both overboard, should a third move on the political board be necessary or profitable to himself; and throws into the envenomed dish, reptiles known not to five on the Emerald Isle. Like a master Hecate, he mingles strange and fresh materials with his infernal concoction. " Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, Form a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." There is this resemblance between the two dark spirits. They work with unhallowed materials. They labour in the dark. They aim at "a deed without a name." Men of Ireland and of England, so long misguided--starving so long, that a traitor might be great, --if it be not too late for warning, there is one analogy left, which concerns you even more. It is the word of promise, which will be broken to you by that man, whose praise is blame, and whose blame praise; who never told the truth, when he could profit by a lie; and who, after having filled the gaols and hulks with his victims--and having run, like Macbeth, a long career of guilt, will be at last wanting, in one point of similarity, to his great prototype. He will prefer being immured in prison, " digitis monstrari," with, " Here you may see the tyrant," and so buy a base prolongation of a base life, to heading those deluded followers in the rebellion they expect, and throwing a brave cast for a coffin or a crown. The Roman lore thy leisure loved, And thou canst tell what fortune p...
|Book:||The Irish Question Considered in Its Integrity; With an Introduction, and Prefatory Remarks on the Conduct of the House of Peers|
|Author:||William Long Wellesley Mornington|
|Number of Pages:||00098|
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