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Politics and the NationBritain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century$

Robert Harris

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246939

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.001.0001

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(p.340) Appendix 2. Irish Patriot Toasts

(p.340) Appendix 2. Irish Patriot Toasts

Politics and the Nation
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The following toasts were drunk at a meeting of the independent freeholders of the County of Cavan, and of the burgesses and freemen of the Borough of Cavan, held in Cavan on 25 February 1754. They are entirely typical in their emphasis of loyalty, and claim to true Whig identity, of the volleys of toasts drunk by Patriots in Ireland in the mid-1750s.1

  • The King

  • The Prince of Wales

  • The Princess Dowager of Wales and all the Royal Family

  • The Duke and the Army

  • The Glorious Memory of King William

  • Prosperity to Ireland

  • May the Crown of Great Britain be perpetuated in the Illustrious House of Hanover

  • Prosperity to the County of Kildare and the Governor of it

  • The Speaker of the House of the Commons and the Majority of the 17th of December 1753

  • May the Misrepresenter be truly Represented

  • Lord Kildare and Success to all his Endeavours

  • May we never want a Kildare or a Boyle, to assert our Loyalty, and defend our Liberty

  • May the Commons of Ireland ever preserve the spirit they showed in the last sessions

  • The Beaver's fate to the D–––of N——

  • The honest Patriot Members of the County of Kildare

  • May the enemies of Ireland never pocket the Bread of it

  • The nine Gores

  • May the Commons of Ireland ever hold the Purse of the Nation

  • The Four Martyrs

  • Liberty and Property

  • The Friends of Ireland in the British Parliament

  • A Speedy Exportation to the Enemies of Ireland, without a Draw back

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  • Liberty to those, that dare support it, and Slavery to those, that lie down to be kicked

  • The Author of the Vindication of the Proceeding of the House of Commons in rejecting the Money Bill, and Shame to the Libellers against it

  • The two Strangers at the C–––e

  • May the Lovers of the Memory of King William always have it in their power to support the Hanoverian Succession

  • Confusion to the Schemes of those that assume the Names of Whigs and act on Tory Principles

  • All those who were honest in the Worst of Times, and dare continue so

  • May the Lovers of Liberty never want Power of Property in Ireland

  • May all high Priests, that have the Ambition of Wolsey, meet with the fate of Laud

  • May Liberty, and Loyalty ever go Hand in Hand together

  • Disappointment to those, who would build their Fortunes on the Country's Ruin

  • The P–––S——Picture frame to the Enemies of Ireland

  • Dissention among, and Disappointment to, the Enemies of Ireland, especially to those, Who are the Growth of it

  • The Friends of Ireland in the Irish Parliament

  • May all antipatriot Lawyers carry empty Bags into the Four-Courts, and Empty Purses out

  • May all bad Men in Power be as Humber as they are now insolent

  • May the Misrepresenter fall into as much Disgrace, as those He has turn'd out, have gain'd Honour

  • May Loyalty to the House of Hanover always inspire, the Resolutions of the Parliament of Ireland

  • A high Wind, a lee Shore, and a leaky Vessel to the Enemies of Ireland

  • May the Subjects of Great Britain be as loyal to his Majesty, as the protestant Subjects of Ireland

  • The Memory of the Exclusioners

  • The Duke of Cumberland, and the 16th of April 1746

  • May Hemp bind those, that Honour can not


(1) Source: Belfast Newsletter, 9 Mar. 1754.