Boyle Roche — Irish Politician

Sir Boyle Roche, 1st Baronet was an Irish politician. After a distinguished career in North America with the British Army, Roche became a member of the Irish House of Commons in 1775, generally acting in support of the viceregal government. He is better remembered for the language of his speeches than his politics—they were riddled with mixed metaphors, malapropisms and other unfortunate turns of phrase. Roche may have been Richard Brinsley Sheridan's model for Mrs Malaprop. While arguing for a bill, Roche once said, "It would surely be better, Mr. Speaker, to give up not only a part, but, if necessary, even the whole, of our constitution, to preserve the remainder!".. (wikipedia)

All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand.
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.
While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud.

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