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the people, Ireland has seen her peaceful : natives employed in the useful labours . of life; her citizens, confident in each, other, improving trade and commerce, » under a variety of difficulties; her judges respected on their tribunals; and the pleasing scenes of harmony and union spread through every province. Such the result of benevolence! Such the fruits of toleration! Such was our situation, when in Great-Britain nothing could be feest but the course of public justice pended, and martial law proclaimed, the law and the legislature trampled in threjt awful fanctuary; the torn, canonicals of bishops, the lacerated robes of temporary peers, the streets ensanguined with the streaming blood of deluded vi&ims fumptuous edifices changed into blazing piles; the conflagration of Rome renewed by the torch of religious frenzy, the houses of inoffensive citizens chalked out for destruction; a city given up to plunder; assassins and malefactors let Toose from their chains, and invited, by the hollow voice of fanaticism, to fare the spoils; a king on the verge of de
struction; a kingdom on the eve of being plunged into the calamities of civil war, the sword taking the place of the robe, and dictating to the violators of the law; and the stern hand of justice succeeding, in its turn, to the sword, and sweeping from the face of the earth, the gleanings of military execution. Such the poisonous fruits of misguided zeal, and religious intolerance! The feeds of such disasters have been sown in distant times, when barbarity, or the compofitionele con of princes, contending for the throne, contributed to divide the people; and, from a mistaken policy, sovereigns themselves, in opposition to the maxims of legislation and wisdom, thought it more eligible to become heads of the half, than the fathers of all their subjects. ; Such measures weakened their arms abroad, and will ever prove destructive at home. In every plain the English generals met with their fellow subjects, disputing the laurel, under the banners of kings who gave them encouragement,
The Catholic and Protestant powers on the Continent, by adopting a differ
TRA C T S:
:: THE REV. ARTHUR O'LEARY.
1. A Defence of the Divinity of Chrif hended invasion by the French and
and the Immortality of the Soul : in Spaniards, in July, 1779, when the
Mr. Wesley, and a Defence of the
on of the Oath of Allegiance ; with
both are equally groundless. I TIVE opinions ooght not to deprive
of Ireland, on occasion of an appre-l...
. In which are introduced,
Protestant Associations. .
THE SECOND EDITION.