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- DOCUMENTARY PROOF
THAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY OBTAINED BY

FRAUD AND PERJURY;

AND THAT

ITS CONTINUANCE IS A SUBSIDY TO
IDOLATRY AND SEDITION,

INCLUDING
Extracts from the most celebrated speeches delivered on the subject in
the House of Commons in the various sessions from 1807 to 1845.

AND IN
AN ADDENDA AND APPENDIX,
A PRACTICAL EXEMPLIFICATION OF ITS EFFCTS IN

"THE SAYINGS AND DOINGS”
OF THE ROMISH PRIESTS AND PRELATES OF IRELAND DURING

THE RECENT ELECTION, AS GIVEN IN DETAIL.

* BY
PHILIP DIXON HARDY, M.R.1.A.
Author of “ Ireland in 1846-7." « The Progress of the Confessional, or the Doctrines taught
in Maynooth.” “The History of the Inquisition.” “The Genius of Popery."

“ The Holy Wells of Ireland,” &c. &c. &c.

DUBLIN:
PHILIP DIXON HARDY AND SONS,

23, UPPER SACKVILLE-STREET.
LONDON: R. B. BLACKADER, 13, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1853.

“When England shall lose her hostility to Popery, neither her liberties nor greatness can long survive."-Speech of Mr. Secretary Walpole, 1761.

“Every encouragement of the Papal power is a diminution of the power and authority of the crown."-Blackstone.

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TO THE

RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF ABERDEEN.

First Lord of Her Majesty's Treasury.

My LORD,

I have the honour to submit, for your Lordship's consideration, the following pamphlet, on the Grant to the College of Maynooth; and although the greater portion of it was written and printed off while the Earl of Derby occupied the high position now held by your Lordship, I feel persuaded the facts brought forward are sufficient to induce even “a Liberal Conservative Government,” who would wish to support the British Constitution in its integrity, without one hour's delay to withdraw the Grant from Maynooth. I beg leave, therefore, most respectfully to solicit your Lordship’s especial attention to the facts referred to.

You will perceive, my Lord, I have not entered into any questions concerning particular governments—but having proved distinctly, by documentary evidence, that the Grant to Maynooth was obtained by fraud and perjury, having demonstrated that no one of the benefits originally promised by the establishment of May

nooth has been obtained—and Lord John Russell himself, in arguing the question in the House of Commons, having admitted that no compact exists with reference to the Grant which should prevent Parliament from at once withdrawing it, provided it could be shewn that it is productive of evil to the community at large*-I now, having given ample proof that such is and has for many years been the case--as a British subject, respectfully but earnestly call upon your Lordship, and your Lordship’s coadjutors in office, to exert your influence in the abatement of

an evil, detrimental to the great body of Her Majesty's

subjects of every denomination, more especially to the lower orders of the Roman Catholic population.

I have the honour to be,

My Lord,

Your Lordship's very obediont Servant,

Philip Dixon Hardy.

Dublin, January 26th, 1853.

* See page 100, Lord John Russell's speech in 1845.

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The real questions to be considered in reference to Maynooth.

First-What were the purposes for which the Grant was origi-

nally made, and under what particular circumstances was it

made?

Humble Memorial of the Roman Catholic Prelates in 1794, to

be allowed to erect Seminaries for the education of ecclesi.

astics, and to secure funds for the purpose.
Extract from Act of Parliament granting prayer of Memorial .
Reasons assigned for so doing .
Correspondence between Mr. Pitt and the Pope's Secretary .
Real causes of extra-official courtesy
Copy of the Queries addressed by order of Mr. Pitt to Six Fo-

reign Universities, relative to the authority of the Pope in

Great Britain, and their answers . . . .

Fatuity of the British Minister . .

The real tenets of the Romish Church, as stated by Plowden,

Dr. Troy, &c. . . . . . ..

Double game played by the Church of Rome .

Real state of the case . ..

Petition of Roman Cotholic Laity against the establishing of

Maynooth . . . . . . .

Maynooth established by Romish Ecclesiastics to rear a body of

men for the priesthood, independent of the people. .
Character of the old Irish priest educated on the Continent .
Description of the priests educated in Maynooth
It was not originally required or designed to educate the priests

in Maynooth out of the public purse

Statements in Houses of Lords and Commons on this point .

Second proposition considered, viz.-Was it in accordance with

the principles of the British Constitution to make a Grant

of the public money to Maynooth ? . .
Mr. Pitt grossly deceived by statements of Romish Ecclesiastics
Opinion of the Right Hon. John Foster on the subject
Lord Clare and Dr. Duigenan's opinions . . . .
Original rules relative to Maynooth altered in consequence of the

interference of Edmund Burke and Dr. Hussey

The peculiar doctrines of the Romish Church as taught in May.

nooth . . . . . . . . .

The Bill of Rightsand the Oath of the King or Queen of

Great Britain directly opposed to such doctrines .
Curious fact relative to the declaration made by Romanists ab-

juring certain principles of the Romish religion . .

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