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IN FOUR VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN,
PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET, HANOVER SQUARI.
The Irish have been accused of making an ostentatious display of their injuries, and of clanking their chains to excite compassion. But, however humiliating it may be deemed to reiterate complaint where there is no commiseration, and to urge claims where there is no redress, the alterna. tive is less intolerable than that silent acquiescence, which malice or self-interest is but too ready to constrụe into tacit approbation.
The appeal to public opinion belongs to the age in which we live; and it is the certainty of its ultimate success, not the abject hopelessness of its repetition, which has excited this affectation of disgust. The ratio ultima regum is too expensive an instrument to be often wielded by the citizen; nor