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ley enough to give then a place in was resortsd to by much more aume your Magazine
rous crowds of broken soldiers, and I am, Sir, &c. &c. ruined Trilha en. A PLAIN BLUNT MAN. High-freet, March 25.
Pleased with his guests the good man
learned to glow, And quive forgot their vices in their
woe. The Itfe of Mr. Charles OConor.
Almost the whole of life pafies (Costicued from January's Magazine) away in little incidents of no import
ance to posterity; but though years Here Mr O'Conor escapes notice thus imperceptibly glide on before the coul 1743, and I find a thing worth retrospective eye of history, yet they Deo jioning relating to him, except are filled up by the common occurthat he had commenced housekeeper rences of life, and the interftices,' on a farm, which his father gave up says Dr. Johnson, between those to bim, when he was married; there events which memori can detail with he employed himself in domestic and dignity, are far from being the leasi literary porsuits until 1749, when his important in social intercourse. ince father died, and his house was the re they are the most frequens, and make sort of such of the native Irish as fym. the cup of nortality iweet or bitter, pathised jo ihe melancholy tale of as the air makes us fick or healthy, their ancient and recent misfortunes; we breathe it without artention and his Irish hospitality even at this period enjoy it without gratitude.' Vas too well known to require an ad. Among those mental endowments dition from the oftentatious display of which tend to render trivial things a ihe Mc. Swineys, * Intimately ac. source of happiness in domestic life, I quainted with Mr. Contarine the reckon as principal ingredient, that country clergyman, on whom Gold. calm serenity of temper, the uncloud. smith passes the most deserved eulogy ed sunshine of the mind, without in his deserted village. He was like which, .virtue itself is autrerity, aod
learning is but a forniidable indow.
ment.' Of Mr. 'Conor's (n. More beot to raise the wretcbed, than gaging qualities this was the predomito rife.
pant; by avoiding every appearance
of superiority, he encouraged among but with this difference of being a ro. his inferiors a freedom by which he man catholic, and a native, his house often reaped solid advantages; he got
a nearer view of the pallions of his co.
ten poraries ; a more extensive krow. NOTE.
ledge of their family connexions, and
a confidence which men seldom re* lo the parish of Kilmurry, and pose in their equals, and never in their county of Cork, the Mc. Swineys set superiors in fortune or abilities. Nor up a stone near Clodagh, on which was it among the better fort only that they inscribed in Irish an invitation to he gained friends by his easy familiaall pallengers to repair for entertain. rity; he descended into kind convermtot to the house of Mr. Swipey. fation with the lower orders on their
various connexions interests and do- laws supposed and the great affected incluic concerns ; and in so doing, he to suppose that no such people existed preserved a dignity of deportnient, their religion drew an insuperable line which though it placed him at too between them and their rulers, and grcat a distance to be considered in the history is filent relative to their dothe light of a companion, placed him mestic transactions, except when Prinear enough to be held by the.n in the mate Loulter condescends, inthe fulllight of a friend.
ness of his zeal for the interests of ano. Omois Arristippum decuit color et ther nation, to advert to the Jacobit- ftatus, ct es,
ism of those whom he styles the Papills Seciasten majora, fere præsentibus. of Ireland ; or when fanaticism lights a æquum.
torch of persecution on their obscuYet Aristipus ev'ry dress became, i ricy: Thro' ev'ry various change of life the But this filence extorts even from fame,
the most unwilling an acknowledge. And though he aim'd at things of ment that the dispositions of the lower, higher kind,
orders were peaceable and orderly Yet to the present, held an equal during these unhappy times ; for it is mind. ..
the natnre of party to be active in ac. Many of ihe poor were indebted to cumulating misrepresentation No. him for the promotion of their chil. thing contributes more than this to dren in the church at home, and the the uncertainty of history, and even armies abroad, he joined in their sports without its influence, there is some. played their old music, was thc favo. thing malevolent in the generality of rite of their clergy, and attained to historians, which makes them indufe, such a degree of popularity among trious in recording every thing that is them as no one person experienced wicked, and consigning every thing. since the days of counsellor M.Do that is virtuous to oblivion. But it. nagh, and no one person has any prof. would seem that party dresses this pect of ever attaining again. He was malevolence in a manoer peculiar to the writer of their pedigrees, the re- herself; let any person compare the ceiver of small remittances for many histories of Lutheranism and Calvin. from France, Spain and Germany, he ism, by Maimbourg, with those of recounted to them the adventures of Robertson, Seckendorf, Bayle and many of their fathers after the battle Jurieu, he will find the same facts fet of Aghrim, he added a native grace to down in different lights, evidence is his Irish narratives, and krew how to darkened, truth is embroiled, * and captivate a people with those genius unhappily we have but too much reaand manners he was intimately ac-, son not to expect from most historiquainted. It was on this account that ans any thing but the spirit, the preO‘More of Ballyna called him Ulti- judices, the interests, and the tastes mus Romanorum. Convinced that of the party on whose fide they in all systems, the greater number must write. be poor, he loved to inculcate in a # There is this inconvenience to thousand shapes, such old maxims as be borne with when we read books helped to alleviate the calamities he that are written by persons who are was not able to remove.
attached to party, that we cannot dife During Lord Carteret's administra. cover the truth therein ; facts are tion from 1725, io 1731, the poor disguised, the reasons for both sides of Ireland experienced a conlide. are not related with all their force rable thare of lenity, even in the or exactness. Bruyere, Charact. p. the interior parts of the kingdom ; the 121.
A collegis of some of the Malacres, pany, and two more, were hanged by and surdi's committed on tbe lill the then Governor of the fort of G .
way; the laid lord being then of bis
Majesty's army, for which action no [Continued from page 57.]
repar.con being given to his lordship,
he pretended it to be the occasion of Connty of Mayo.
his revolt from the lord uirguis of
Clanricard. A party of the garrison In this County few murders were of the said fon murdered six people comorilled by either side, tho' the in Rinveel, among whoni one Justice lubel daith, that about 256 proteslanis Fiiz-Thibot, aged about 70 years. were murdered, whereof ai Bellicke, and in in a burning fever, with his 220, whereas not one person was inur wife who was old, were murdered in dered there, which the now lady of their beds; which action provoked Mounirath can witness; her lady ship many of the neighbours to stand on and Sir Robert Hanna, her father, with their guard against the said fort. many others having retreated thither Richard Bourk, a colonel in his for fecurity, were all conveyed lafe Majesty's armiy, had quarter given him to Vianorm ilion : and it is obferv. by Tome of colonel Coote's men, he able, that the said lady, and the rest, being taken in a Skirmilh between cocame to Mr. Owen O'Rorkes, who lonel Grace, and some of Cromwell's kept a Garrison at Drumanier, for the party, and being prisoner for some Iníh, be ore they came to Manor- time, colonel Henry Ingoldsby caused Hamilton, whofe brother was prisoner, his bead 10 be cut off. with Sir Frederick Hamilton, and the 1652, 1653. It was a usual praco faid Mr. Roike, having so many per. tise with colonel Stubbers, then goverfons of quality in his hands, sent to Sir nor of Galway, and others commandFrederick to enlarge his brother, and ing in faid county, to take the people that he would convey them all fafe out of their beds at night, and fell to him : but Sir Frederick, instead of them for Naves to the Indies, and by enlarging his brother, hang'd him the computation sold out of said county next day, which might have well pro- above 1000 souls. voked the gentleman to revenge, if he bad not more humanity, than could Murders committed in the laid counbe well expected upon such an occa ry of Galway on protestantis fon, and in times of so great confusion, yet he lentibem all safe where they 1642. It is confefs'd, that two denied.
protettants were murdered in that There was a murder committed County, whereof one was a minilter, near the Moyn on 27 proteftanis, as the libel says, but it is most certain which was all (and that too many) the lord marquis of Clanricard caused tivas comouitted in that county. the three men, who murdered one of Buciaonan, said to be buryed alive, them, 10 be hanged in gibbers in three was kill'd in a private quarrel, and he several places ; agd by his loidihip's cut off his adversary's hand, before orders, Sir Roger O'Shaghneiy hang'd balelf was killed.
ibe iwo cow-herds who murdered the
other. Lord Clanmorris having de. County of Galway, and province of clared againit the said fort fer banging Connaugbi.
his fergeant, as above express’d, took
sergeant Rowlright, and iwo or three 1642. Serjeant Redmiund Rourk, more of the soldiers of said fort, pilof the lord of Clonmor is's foci come laging a village near Galway, and
hanged Rowlright, and the other O'Connor ; and no murder was comthree.
milled at Bilal ague, doring the war A barbarous murder was committed altho'in ene a uchlet the contrary is by one Edward Alia, an irreligious expressed ; nor was auy luch man as prophane fellow of the county Mayo, Williain Stewart known in that counand his accomplices, on lome projele ly, nor to have been murdered there, tants at Shruel, a place meeting Gal. tho' the abftra&t feis forth his being way, on about 30 persons ; and the murdered in a mof barbarous inan. pamphleteer might well remember, ner. that the neighbourirg gentry came, with all expedition to rescue the said
County of Leitrim. Protestants; and that they did rescue the bishop of Kilala, (who by the 1641. It was commonly known to both pamphlet seems to have been mur- fides how cruel the Governor of Ma. deres and his wife and children, with nor-hamileon was in that county, the most part of said protestants; and how he usually invited Gentlemen to Bryan Kilkenny a friar, then guardian dine with him, and hang'd them after of the ab'ıey of Roís, near Shruel, dinner, and caused their thighs to be was of the first that made haste to that broke with hatchets before execurion. rescue, and brought the faid bishop's Allo the said governor, being in Ul. wife and children, with several others ster when the rebellion broke forth, of the said diftiefed protestants, to his desired one Mr. Iraght (a gentleman monastery, where they found as much who profess'd much Itiendihip io him) civility, as was in the said friai's pown to do him the favour to guide him in er to give them for several nights, until fafciy to Manor-Hamilton alore aid, Mr. Burke o Castle Hacket, brought which the gentlemon did, and came the said bishop, his wife and family, near an hundred miles with him, but to his own house, where they wanted after being friendly treated for tome nothing he could afford then for days by the said governor, he was fonie weeks; the like being done by hanged without the least occasion ;
several other neighbouring gentlemen neither was the gentleman in the re· 10 the rest of the faid proiestanis, un- bellion, but was hanged left hc should.
til they were sent to places of security The libel says, three protestants weie by the Lord Marquis of Clanricard's murdered in this county ; but on due order ; yet the said friar hath been examination, it will be fonnd there iliese eight years past, kept a prisoner was none. for his function or calling, vithout any other crime laid 10 his charge, now
County of Sligo. being above 80 years old. And it is obleivable, thai in this county of Here is none at this time, who can Galway all the war time, several pro- give any exact account of the murders · teftant ministers, viz. Dean York, Mr. committed in this County, but one re
Corroyn, Mr. Kelly, and other minil- markable murder in Crane's-Canlle in ters, had their protestant Rocks and the lown of Sligo, the Irish had a parmeetings, withoat interruption, living ly commanded by Major Richard among the Irish.
Burke, (who after obtaining quarter
10 march away) to the rumber of County of Roscommon. about 200 were murdered rendering
the castle. This Sir Audley Meryne No murders were committed by any knoweth to be true. party in this county, only five per: Cons at Ballanafada by one Roger
[To be Continued.)
Account of the Murder of Lord Ma. On the Keening of the Irisha guire in 1641.
THE Irish while yet untainted by WHEN that unfortunate young the fastidious manners and specious innobianan, an hereditary peer of the novations of their rude and barbarous Kals, by a kind of a Trial before a invaders, were always remarkable for Middlesex Jury, and an English Judge, their funeral lainentations, and once Fas convicted of impuied treasons were celebrated for ineir musical art in committed in Ireland, he was drawn their last sad offices to their departed on a hurdle to Tyburn and there exe friends. Formerly these duties were cuted. In his last melancholy mo. performed by dressing the body of the Ments, without a friend to sooth or a deceased in grave clothes, ornamenting prie i to console hiin, a fanatical villain it with flowers, and placing it on a bier; assuming the name and dress of a cler. when the relations and keeners ranging yman, a creature and tool of the legal themselves in two divisions, one at the murderers, obtruded himself at the place head, and two at the feet of the corpse of execution on the young nobleman, the ehief bard of the head chorus, with an hypocritical and insuliing bar- sofily accompanied by the harp, sung barity, addressed hiinself in this man. The funeral song ; this being ended, Der, “Mr. Maguire it is not your the foot semichorus began the lainen. Ave Marias that will do you any good,'' tation, or ullaloo, in which they were * for Jesus Christ's sake, (answered answered by The head semichorus. his lordship,) I beseech you to give After this, the chief bard of the foot me a llore time to prepare myself." semichorus began the second gol or laThe Sheriff theo searched his pockers, mentation, in which he was answered and found his rosary, beads and cruci. by that of the head; and then, as be. fix, which he immediately took away, fore, borh united in the general full telling him artile same time," you must chorus. Thus, alternately were the song either go to Heaven or Hell, if you do and choruses solemnly performed during 10! make an ingenuous confession, the night. But whaiever merit and dica your case is desperate," do you account corum there might formerly be in those the shedding of Protestant blood to be a vocal visequies of the Irish, they have sin, or not," his lordship replied, “I at present very little either of melody, think the Irish had a just cause for their harmony or dignity. The desolating wars, for God's sake, let me say my sword and policy of the invader, unrepravers."
lentingly, directed against our ancient All this while, says the lying and bis institutions, succeeded in destroying ported Sir Job Temple, his eyes every dignified establishment that were fixed on his papers, mumbling tended to remind us of the name and over something out of them, (ihat is, attachments of our independent coun. he was praying according to the forms try ; education of every species was of his own church,) whereupon one of proscribed ; our music fell with our the Sheriffs impatiently and brutally arts into the chaos which persecuidemanding the papers, his lordshiption had gathered on our ill fated flong the ti dows, and so was exe. country, the Caainan has lost its anci. cuted.
ent dignity and degenerated into a dije agreeable and disgusting cry.