A History Of England In The Eighteenth Century (volume 6) by William Edward Hartpole Lecky

A History Of England In The Eighteenth Century (volume 6)

byWilliam Edward Hartpole Lecky

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... en. xxv. THE LEVELLING SPIRIT. 557 ing reform in Parliament, nnd are raising volunteer associations with this view. It will, I fear, be necessary to increase our forces in that part of the kingdom, and I could wish that a frigate were stationed at Belfast with a view to overawe that town.'l It was reported that serious disturbances had broken out at Louth, and 'the levelling system, under the mask of reform, is spreading furiously.' 'The source of all the mischief is the town of Belfast. The merchants of that tow7n are the persons principally at the bottom of it.' Keogh is connected with the worst of the agitators. 'He is a reformer and a leveller, and be assured no Catholic concession will answer his purpose.'2 'I cannot help thinking,' wrote the Chief Secretary, 'there is more ground for alarm in this country than in any part of the King's dominions. Our security is in the army, and if that is not kept up, the levellers of the North will overawe every part of the kingdom. Recollect that we have no militia, and that the volunteering system affords every man almost a right to arms.'a 'The levelling spirit is spreading so fast here, and such pains are taking to raise volunteer corps connected with it, that a considerable military force will be necessary in Ireland.'4 An address had already been issued bytho United Irishmen to the volunteers, to convene a Protestant assembly at Lungannon, for the purpose of urging a reform of Parliament.5 The crisis was a very anxious one. 'Though I do believe,' wrote the Lord-Lieutenant, 'at this moment we can cany the Catholic concession of juries and elective franchise, yet it is a concession of fear and not inclination.' 'It is a most delicato and difficult business. I own I am more afraid of the weakening of Governme...

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Title:A History Of England In The Eighteenth Century (volume 6)Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217160212

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