Ireland [Pamphlets] Volume 3-6; Nos. 8-9; Nos. 11-19. Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union

Ireland [Pamphlets] Volume 3-6; Nos. 8-9; Nos. 11-19
Author: Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union
Number of Pages: 94 pages
Published Date: 13 Sep 2013
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230075587
File Name: Ireland.[Pamphlets].Volume.3-6;.Nos..8-9;.Nos..11-19.pdf
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...that ever existed in any assembly. But it is not true that there was no collision. Before the Irish legislature had been six years independent, a. collision did take place, a collision such as might well have produced a civil war. In the year 1788, George the Third was incapacitated by illness from discharging his regal functions. According to the constitution, the duty of making provision for the discharge of those functions devolved on the Parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland. Between the government of Great Britain and the government of Ireland there was, during the interregnum, no connection whatever. The sovereign, who was the common head of both governments, had virtually ceased to exist: and the two legislatures were no more to each other than this House and the Chamber of Deputies at Paris. What followed? The Parliament of Great Britain resolved to offer the Regency to the Prince of Wales under many important restrictions. The Parlia ment of Ireland made him an offer of the Regency without any restrictions whatever. By the same right by which the Irish Lords and Commons made that offer, they might, if Mr. Pitt's doctrine be the constitutional doctrine, as I believe it to be, have made the Duke of York or the Duke of Leinster Regent. To this Regent they might have given all the prerogatives of the King. Suppose--no extravagant supposition--that George the Third had not recovered, that the rest of his long life had been passed in seclusion, Great Britain and Ireland would then have been, during thirty-two years, as completely separated as Great Britain and Spain. There would have been nothing in common between the governments, neither executive power nor legislative power. It is plain, therefore, that a total separation...

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