An historical address on the calamities occasioned by foreign influence, in the nomination of bishops to Irish sees

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Page 11 - But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison ; and now do they thrust us out privily ? nay, verily ; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
Page 100 - gainst self-slaughter! O God! O God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on't! O fie! 'tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely.
Page 3 - The Irish are in a most unnatural state ; for we see there the minority prevailing over the majority. There is no instance, even in the ten persecutions, of such severity as that which the protestants of Ireland have exercised against the Catholicks. Did we tell them we have conquered them, it would be above board : to punish them by confiscation and other penalties, as rebels, was monstrous injustice.
Page 234 - He repeated this twice, and immediately fell into a fit of apoplexy, of which he died in a few hours ; and this advice had so lasting an influence upon the son, that he ever after observed and pursued it.
Page 25 - Tirconel, and the councils of Spain and Rome, and the Irish monasteries and seminaries, in so many countries of Europe, and very many of the churchmen returning home out of them, and chiefly the titular bishops, together with the superiors of regular orders, took an effectual course, under the specious colour of religion, to add continually new fuel to the burning coals...
Page 31 - Excidisti enim te ipsum, noli te fallere, si quidem ille est uere schismaticus qui se a communione ecclesiasticae unitatis apostatam fecerit. Dum enim putas omnes a te abstineri posse, solum te ab omnibus abstinuisti.
Page 26 - ... in it were of; and how, particularly, of the whole hundred that were designed for seizing the castle of Dublin, there was not so much as one person of British blood, extraction, or name among them ; might nevertheless, and without the help of a multiplying glass, most clearly see it in the procedure of the war.
Page 48 - Mountrose, (they were fifteen hundred men, very good, and with very good officers ; all so hardy, that neither the ill fare nor the ill lodging in the Highlands gave them any discouragement...
Page 17 - ... force to aid them in this design. An event that occurred this year, about midsummer, conduced to strengthen such an impression. Among the papers of a Franciscan friar, who had been apprehended and committed to the castle of Dublin, was found a letter addressed to O'Neill, and professing to be written by the bishop of Metz, in the name of the council of cardinals. The object of this letter was to exhort O'Neill, as he valued " the glory of the mother church, the honour of St. Peter, and his own...
Page 189 - Pope's power, and with his whole army, now en creased to eleven thousand infantry, and one thousand eight hundred cavalry, he wheeled about, marched for Kilkenny, and lost all the fruits of his brilliant victory at Benburb. — On his rout, he received from the Nuncio four thousand pounds in cash, and a supply of gun-powder; and soon after a course of the night and the next day. He took all the Scots Artillery, being four field pieces, with most of their arms, thirty-two colour?, their tents, their...

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