Memoirs of the life and times of Henry Grattan Volume 5; By his son Henry Grattan

9781235897931: Memoirs of the life and times of Henry Grattan Volume 5; By his son Henry Grattan
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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. 1849 Excerpt: ...written against Hutchinson's appointment to the Provostship of Trinity College). He was an ingenious, clever, and public-spirited person: he had lent his pen, both in prose and poetry, to the service of his country. The other three that the party were (as Mr. Grattan says) in " honour bound to" were Curran, Fletcher, and Hardy. When these men had been proscribed by Lord Clare, as mentioned in a foregoing volume, a document was signed by the opposition party known by the term of " The Round Robin," by which it was agreed that they would not take office unless altogether. Although circumstances had altered their relationship, and the Union had changed the face of affairs, lessened their individual interest, and destroyed their weight as a party, still, in point of honor, the claims of those who remained after their struggle for the constitution of their country, were as imperative upon the leaders of the party as ever. So it appeared to Mr. Grattan; and it was this that affronted Mr. Curran, and led to the subsequent disagreement between him and Mr. Ponsonby, as he considered that Mr. Ponsonby should not have taken office till he had been provided for; the English party and the English connexion-)-had made him Lord Ante, vol. iii. p. 383. Mr. Grattan, Mr. Curran, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Ponsonby, Lord Ponsonby, and Lord Moira's names are subscribed to the document.. His niece, daughter of W. B. Ponsonby, who was created a British peer in March, 1806, had intermarried, in 1794, with Mr. (afterwards Lord) Grey. Chancellor, and the Irish party and the Irish connexion--Hardy and Curran--were postponed. The Irish people had too quick a discernment not to perceive this circumstance, and Mr. Grattan very properly thought himself bound to interpose; he kne...

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