Irish affairs at the close of 1825

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge Ensor

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... The Government members were quite shocked with the immoralities practised at county elections, in which horror Mr. O'Connell'joined, by talking of the quantity of perjury and crime committed in counties, lamenting, at the same time, the extraordinary influence of great landed proprietors over the forty-shilling freeholders. If these were not the pretences, but the reasons, boroughs and cities should be the first broken up by Mr. O'Connell and these Government gentlemen; for, with few exceptions, they are either close, one or two individuals having the property of the representation, or they are so corrupt that they are aptly designated rotten. If the evil be the preponderating influence of individuals, is not that influence unqualified in close boroughs?--Mark the contrast of a borough and a county in this respect. We are told of the overwhelming power of the Marquis ofWaterford,inWaterford; but still it does not resemble at all the dominion in a close borough in any of its consequences.--The Marquis of Waterford is now courting his own freeholders; he has subscribed £200 to a Catholic Chapel, while his brother, the Primate, and patron of the close borough of Armagh, disregards all persons and interests; he increased his rental, while other landlords reduced theirs; he upholds tolls in Armagh, and he pertinaciously, and without qualification, opposes the establishment of a Mechanics' Institute in that city. So much for the superior independence of boroughs, while, if honesty and truth were objects with the Government members, rotten boroughs would be instantly extinguished; but rotten bo roughs are not.to be touched, now or hereafter: no, though wibery and perjury multiply on each other in: them, to the curse of the electors, andhc wastjB and ruin of...

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... The Government members were quite shocked with the immoralities practised at county elections, in which horror Mr. O'Connell'j...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217493718

ISBN - 13:9780217493710

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