The Eureka Stockade: The Consequences of Some Pirates Wanting on Quarter-deck a Rebellion

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Public Library of South Australia, 1855 - Ballarat (Vic.) - 126 pages
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Page 109 - If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house : 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head ; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Page 44 - Signore ; tell these gentlemen (pointing to old acquaintances of ours, who were foreigners) that if they cannot provide themselves with fire-arms, let each of them procure a piece of steel, five or six inches long, atttached to a pole, and that will pierce the tyrants
Page 50 - Southern Cross" was hoisted up the flagstaff— a very splendid pole, eighty feet in length, and straight as an arrow. This maiden appearance of our standard, in the midst of armed men, sturdy, self-over-working gold diggers of all languages and colours, was a fascinating object to behold. There is no flag in old Europe half so beautiful as the "Southern Cross" of the Ballaarat miners, first hoisted on the old spot, Bakery-hill.
Page 71 - I awoke. Sunday morning. It was full dawn, not daylight. A discharge of musketry — then a round from the bugle — the command 'forward' — and another discharge of musketry was sharply kept on by the red-coats (some 300 strong) advancing on the gully west of the stockade, for a couple of minutes. The shots whizzed by my tent. I jumped out of the stretcher and rushed to my chimney facing the stockade. The forces within could not muster above 150 diggers. The shepherds' holes inside the lower part...
Page 50 - The earnestness of so many faces of all kinds of shape and colour; the motley heads of all sorts of size and hair; the shagginess of so many beards of all lengths and thicknesses; the vividness of double the number of eyes electrified by the magnetism of the Southern Cross; was one of those grand sights such as are recorded only in the history of the "Crusaders in Palestine".
Page 48 - ... captains out of the best men they had among themselves. My call was answered with unanimous acclamation, and complied to with willing obedience. The result is, that I have been able to bring about that order, without which it would be folly to face the pending struggle like men. I make no pretensions to military knowledge. I have not the presumption to assume the chief command, no more than any other man who means well in the cause of the diggers. I shall be glad to see the best among us take...
Page 48 - I mean to do my duty as a man. I tell you, gentlemen, if once I pledge my hand to the diggers, I will neither defile it with treachery nor render it contemptible by cowardice.
Page 85 - Ireland, which shall appear to be necessary for the public safety, and for the safety and protection of the persons and properties of his Majesty's peaceable and loyal subjects, and to punish all persons acting, aiding, or in any manner assisting in the said rebellion, or maliciously attacking or injuring the persons or properties of his Majesty's loyal subjects, in furtherance of the same, according to martial law, either by death, or otherwise, as to them shall seem expedient for the punishment...
Page 85 - ... rebellion ; and that in consequence thereof, the most direct and positive orders had been issued to the officers commanding his Majesty's forces to employ them with the utmost vigour and decision, for the immediate suppression of this conspiracy, and for . the disarming of the rebels and all disaffected persons, by the most summary and effectual measures.
Page i - I was put in the felon's dock of a British Supreme Court to be tried for high treason. 2nd. I have the moral courage to show the truth of my text above, because I believe in the resurrection of life. 3rd. Brave comrades in arms who fell on that disgraced Sabbath morning, December 3rd, worthy of a better fate, and most certainly of a longer remembrance, it is in my power to drag your names from an ignoble oblivion...

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