Emancipation, Or, Peter, Martin, and the Squire: A Tale in Rhyme : to which is Added a Short Account of the Present State the Irish Catholics

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S.A. and H. Oddy, and C. Le Grange, Dublin, 1808 - 108 pages
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Page 100 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the Gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion, established by law ; and will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them ? QUEEN.
Page 108 - ... that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish ; or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof although it be against themselves; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law, when upon just cause they do desire it.
Page 97 - It is nothing less than a confiscation of all property, and an immediate banishment. It would be extremely painful, and surely unnecessary, to detail the horrors that attend the execution of so rude and tremendous a proscription...
Page 98 - ... to seek a shelter for themselves and their helpless families where chance may guide them. This is no exaggerated picture of the horrid scenes now acting in this country ; yet surely it is sufficient to awaken sentiments of indignation and compassion in the coldest heart.
Page 97 - ... neither age nor sex, nor acknowleged innocence, as to any guilt in the late disturbance, is sufficient to excite mercy, much less to afford protection. The only crime which the wretched objects of this ruthless persecution are charged with, is a crime indeed of...
Page 77 - English laws and manners are unknown, the very chief of the Irish, as well men as women, go naked in the winter time, only having their privy parts covered with a rag of linen, and their bodies with a loose mantle. This I speak of my own experience...
Page 93 - N 2 storm, to all the jibes and jobs of Protestant ascendancy. Not only a Protestant lord looks down upon a Catholic lord, and a Protestant gentleman on a Catholic gentleman, but a Protestant peasant on a Catholic peasant ; and in proportion as the degrading scale descends, the expression of contempt becomes more marked and gross.
Page 77 - O'Kane, the lord of the country, came in all naked, except a loose mantle and shoes, which he put off as soon as he came in; and, entertaining the Baron after his best manner in the Latin tongue, desired him to put off his apparel...
Page 97 - ... of human cruelties have we read of more than half the inhabitants of a populous country deprived, at one blow, of the means as well as...
Page 7 - ... the English government, not by the Irish Catholics) and so much does bigotry pervert all candour and taste, that even the Earl of Cork, Archbishop Usher, and in later times, Dr. Leland, were not ashamed to support the silly story of Dean Cole and the Knave of Clubs. •How ought these perverse and superficial men to blush, who have said that the Irish Roman Catholics must be bigots and rebels, from the very nature of their religion, and who have advanced this falsehood in the very teeth of fact,...

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