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that I cannot chink of it, without a. " I would do what you recom wish to return to the house of bond. mend, relative to a certain family, at age rather than subinit to it.”

but that I know there is a cursed [pi. Mr. O'Conor's brother writing to rit of covy and bitterness, without a ! him on this subject from France in single grain of affection, among them. · 1756, says,-" In taking a survey of I fear that the very best of them is par

the state of things here, I look upon not exempt. You may perceive a myself as in a society of foreigners ; .cursed spirit, a languid, dark, repin. · perhaps there is not a tenth part of ing temper amoog them, proceedings

us genuine Irish, and our national en- entirely from the gloominels of envy; si *.thusiasın is no more effe quod fui us fearful of being obliged, and almost - nefas est. "Buc if the pro oife of pre- , angry at every favour you do them. • ferment made must be violated, I in. These people are incapable of any time

ftantly quit the regiment, let the con one manly or generous action and sequence be what it will. I despise à are sorry to see the world. admining, commillion that can be obtained only even in some of their conne&tions, by crimes, to avoid which I tore my. those noble qualities, the want of self from the nearest and most ten. which they feel so conspicuous in der ties, from my friends, my rela. themselves. tions, and my native country Ergon! "Your affectionate brother, extorris a parria.

DANIEL U'CONNUR." .“ If you ever thought me of a cha. May 29, 1754 racter not to be wound up at the pleasure of others, I can say with Such were the so much envied fotruth, that I am not altered by com- reign establishments, to which our ing into the air of France ; I despise families were condemned to send the condition of a machine, let the conductor of it be ever so great ad 'artist ; I despise much more the condition of a machine that is driven by 1793—“ The Irish brigade is not another machine, and perhaps a very constantly recruited and officered* dirty one. But time will unravel froin Ireland ; but on the contrary, 9 this mystery and the prospe&t of see. 'few of its officers, and very few of ing it to the bottom makes my loss irs men, are recruited froin the more supportable. I lose mo. • Dillon's regiment was chiefly comedy ney but I gain a knowledge of man 'pored of Dutch, and of the recruits kind. This part of the world de 'of various nations, and of very few serves to be studied closely because it

· Irishi-l positively deny that the lite is intricate ; I will endeavour to read

Irith Catholics supply the feets, and her it through, to dissect every heart, and

' armies of our enemies in a much eine to calculate all the vices, and all the

'greater proportion than those of tin

• Great Britain. In the last war, of virtues, if any exist about me There are a thousand, if appearances

80,000 seamen, 50,000 were Irish

i names. in Cheilea, near one may be credited, but appearances are

'Third of the pensioners were lith deceitful, though Brutus is an ho

' names. In some of the men of nourable man, and so are they all

* war, near almost the whole com honourable men."

plement of men were libh ; and it is

• is a fact, that the recruiting service · * Mr. Gractan fays, in his speech

speech could not well go on without • delivered on the 22d of February, them


their children in those calamitous or wild ambition, but through a prin. times. Slaves at home and abroad, ciple of conviction, perhaps foolish, we were contemptible to the eyes of but most assuredly not wicked or Europe ; though admirably situated impious.” for trade, we were incapacitated to From the following extracts our avail ourselves of that advantage, and readers may form an idea of the mereduced to a pasfive indolence produc. rit of this work: tive of a multitude of calamities. After mentioning that the object Yet, this very period was the mildelt of his book is "to struggle against the we experienced since the Revolution. big, the compound, the disgraceful

Men seldom hurt a fallen enemy, evil of inveterate prejudices," and Contempt restradas the hand which expresling a hope “ that the happy charity would aot, and imbecility is period of its dissolution is not so re. very often its own safe-guard, On mote as those who have interest in this score it was that men ja power error, would endeavour to make it ;" gave our poor people about this time, he alks at No. 14, whether the posa temporary ease they could not en fibility of iniftaking the necessary joy themselves, and while they were mysteries of the christian faith, cortured by animosities arising from fhould not humble the arbitrary exambition and contests for power, we pounders, render them diffident of wbo were excluded from every prof. their own interpretations, and ofcourse pect, having no object but our do- indulgent to the interpretations of o. mestic concerns, enjoyed a religga- thers ? 15, Whether such an honest tion that well supplied the place of diffidence would not become fallible imaginary happiness wbiqh is (after men, who oft are obliged to differ all our bustles.) the molt that results not only from each other, but at va. from the painted pomp of power, and rious times even from themselves i the vortex aod the rexatious dis- 23, Whether it be not highly abtractions of ambition.

surd to punish a man for what should la this calmness of 1752-53, and recommend him molt, his honest adthe succeeding years, Mr. O'Conor herence to his principles ? 24, published his best works. The first of Whether a man's good bchaviour in his printed works that he acknowledg civil society, does not pronounce his ed, was a pamphlet entitled-Season. doctrines found in the only case in able Thoughts relating to our civil which the civil magistrate can take and ecclefiaftical conftitution. The cognizance of his faith? 44, Whemotto of it was so applicable, and ther persecution on the score of opiso elegan', and cooveys the drift of nions, is allowable in any instance, the whole book fo admirably, Ithat! except when the doctrines advanced cannot deny myself the plea uré of are undeniably subversive of the plain transcribing it here.

principles of moral realitude, and Nolite igitur in considerandis bonis consequeotly of the national confti. viris defatigari non cupiditate prafer. cution ? 40, Whether at the same tim aut pravitate aliqua lapñs, jed time, it seems not highly reasonable opinione officii, ftulta fortale, certe non that the legislators of every church or improba.

christian worship, should not admit “Do not then be superficial in your their elablishmenis to be attacked enquiries concerning good men, es factiously by dissenting sects, to whom pecially men who have fallen, not a free toleration of their own several through any peryerseness of temper, systems is indulgence enough, with. Vol. I.


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text parts tiously, to dutinguish the violence of blithment; so do those of the Presby modern enthusiaits, from the zealous teriáns, Anabaptilts, Methodists, &c. but meek oppofirion of the primitive Every diffenting feet wishes to see its

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are found christians, to the religion established own doctrines prevail; nor is this on by lew in their times.' 61, Whether delire criminal, when confined with Romania charging people with doctrines they in the bounds prescribed by the Gof. condemn, be not as unjust 'as forcing pel. Chriltianity led to the subver. your own upon them? 72, May not fion of the church establishment of the constant rule of Queen Elizabech the Roman Empire. 77, Most of jo making the proper distinction be. our pop th hands at present, arc Kween Papists in conscience, and Pt. chiefly employed in wasting and im. pris 10 ticivio, be as worthy of our poverishing the lands they occupy. conli eration as of that wif. and glo. from a consideration that improve. rious Prince's? (See the Craftsman, meots on hort leases hurt the tenant, vol. 7, and Oldcattle's remarks on and tempi Protestant farmers to take tie History of Engla it! 75, Might teases in reverfion. 105, Their lúc not an act be fately puffed to qualify perftition is their own lofs, their Papills to purchase a id improve our neglect of improvement is ours. Il', watte lands, of which we have fè. May not rebellions break out as in the 10 their veral hundred ihousand acres utterly Scotland, when Popery is in its tas Buffud, useless to the proprietors? Is it not grave? Reilly, the editor of Mr. fitrer that fu In waltes should be ome O'Conor's works, speaking of this Ulanga Was on pretirable in Popith hands even to pamphlet in a letter dated Jan. 31 Protettints, ihan noxious to Pro 1751, says – teltants in none? You gain a great ." Bishop Berkely is of my opinion sb by the arm de-I by the experiment, you lose 'no as to the excellence of the Seasonable til at pretend en thing. "

Thoughts. His letter to Mr. Faulk. Ha tar circumstanc . But the principles of Papilts lead 'ner in praife of them, in which he way help to ja

to the subversi in of " civil liberty and talks largely of the author's candour, the talk of
the conftitution. No-All mankind judgment, and learning, and the pub
ļove liberry, and prefer it to every lic's eagerness for that work, are

a l Pall made other human good, if any such càn proof that I am not at all times a partijeshi sublist whé è liberty does not. -- wrong. - Mr. Colclough, a very ref This constitution was formerly their peetable M. P. mentioned the own, when the Popish Saxons go thou bts two nighes ago in a large traber of verned England, when the Hy Niall company, where the Lord Lieutenant rected in that face ruled in Ireland, and when the was prefent, and they agreed there to make er Cortes prevailed in Spain. The Hy that it was a strong rational pleading to Niall race governed Ireland from the in favour of an unfortunate people, death of Daihias, [428) tó 1002, for whom what the Thoughts recome a partire * when Malach il. was depored. The mended, ought to be done · Whe.

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two first called the Northren, and ied, " Nov. 1, 1751, fays-" The Planet
the two others (who resided in Meath, Thoughts fell rapidly and extremely
their feudatory province,) the South well, bat I believe if Mr. Faulkner
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as mas in the kingdom, he would not There are two of thirée Queries

print them on account of thole parts in this excellent pamphlet, with

which bear hard on the clergy, who which I will conclude this extract, e are excofing themselves of having because their solution may be of use

ang bànd in prosecuting Papuits, to even to the present times. 414, Is whom they own mute toleration it a wild tupuolition, that many conshould be given The Roman Ca- verts to our religión; and many more cholic on the other side think, that on whom religion operates but licile, tbt author is a Proteftani.

or not all, may in fo ne future eine This pamphlet was written at å prove the graselt ene ies to our time, when to attribute a book to a goveroinent, and that our chief doRoman Catholic author, was enough meitic dánger mult flow from that to prevent its being read by a Pro. quarier or from none! 122, is it not. tekant - Mr. O'. oonor, thereforewell known that the Court of France not only concealed his nante, but, drew up an act for naturalizing all

incoding bis work particularly for Irish papists, and this át has been 4 those who had leagued against every lately registered in the Parliament of

patty but their own, occasionally Paris? 124, May not the encrease threw into it exprelioos which might of subjects in that country; be in ma

Serve to render it palatable to their ny relpects more dangerous to the to prejudices. I think it was Bossuet, world, than an increase of 11s domi. 's that Itiled Fra. Paula à Calvinista nionit 6,7, Let us then, in God's

Cucullatus.--Mr. O'Connor was oñi Dame, take the world on the terms this occasion the reverse, he was a it is granted to us, with all its faulis Catholicus Calvinizans; he, endea. and all its follies. Let us attempt to foured to support truth by the arms reform the one, and remove the od of its enemies. I will not pretend to ther, but ever con altently with the determine, how far circumstances laws of nature and the Gospel. of time and place may help to justify

man's assuming the mark of hypo- told Mr Aulay lo; Mr. Aulay faid crify, for the purpose of eltablilho he would omic it, rather than give ing the truth. St. Paul made him. Dr. Johnson offence, but I would Ielf agreeable to all parties ; but it.' by no means agres, that an excess was for the purpose of gaining them ' of politeriels, ever to so great a Opet to truth without countenancing unang Mould prevent what I efteemi error, and the number of sermons 'one of the belt pious regularions.

wäich wete preacbed in those days I mentioned to Dr. Johnson the e against Popery rendered every word

over delicate scrupulolity of our of Mr. O'Conor to that purpose un “host; he laid he had no cbj etiori Seasonable and unnecessary; they' to hear the prayar; this was a remind me of a paffage in the chai 'plealing lurprize to me, for he rerađer of the Affembly man; "he

in she 'fused 10 go hear Principal Roberta

tu! preaches indeed in sealon and out of

'lon preach.-1 will hear him, said Leason, “ for he rails at Popery,

'he, if he will gel. up into a free

and preach, but I will not give a when the land is full of 'resbytery,

i “fanction by, my preience to a Prero and would cry fire ! fire! io Noah's

byterian assemblay Boswell's fova food.-Butler, Remains, page 23?, nal page 129 Dublin Edilo 175.

+ This Query discoters deep pea * "I doubted.' says M. Boswell, nétration and political foresight, it' whether Dr. Johnson would be has been verified awfully by reseat present at a Prefbyterian priver I events.

(To be continued.)

Edit, 1954.*

The Irish Rebellion of 1641, as it is termed, is described in the most high

finished terms of reproach by English biftorians, and by different ftatutes, as the most atrocious and ungrateful, and unproyoked, that ever occur

red in the history of nations. The following survey of the Province of Ulfter, made in the years 1618,

and 1619, by NICHOLAS PYNNAR, Esq. twenty three years before this publication, will fufficieotly explain the motives of the insurgents, who must have been ftimulated by every passion which men would feel, driven with their families from their lands and poffeffions, by lawless

invaders, preaching religion, and practising pillage and murder. In each article of this survey, the reader will observe how solicitous the

privileged plunderers, were to exclude the Irish inhabitants from any

lettlement contiguous to the confiscated territories. It will appear to impartial men, by the documents, which this survey, fur

nith, that the Irish were robbed. and what the robbers fermed a rebelo lion, was an effort on the part of the injured, to be reinstated in their

possessions. It will also appear to any person who inspects the whole of this survey,

how careless the donors, wete of the fate of the expelled and injured

proprietors, by the prodigality they used in beltowing the Irish property. One injury produced another, rebeliion as it was called, was a hafty and

unprepared act of retaliation, tho' it failed in its object; it neither loft the character of justice, which it assumed, nor invalidated the claims which the injured instituted.


. The Precinct of Clanchie, allotted to Scottish Undertakers.

1. The Lord Aubignie was the feet square, with two flankers Kfteen first Patentee.

feet high. This is very strongly

built, and surely wrought. In this 3000 Acres. Sir James Hamilton, castle himself dwelleth, and keepeih Ko holdeth these lands by the names house with his lady and family. called Keneth 2000 acres, and This caftle ftandeth upon a meeting Cashell alias Castle Aubignie 1000 of five beaten ways, which keeps all acres.

that part of the country. Upon this proportion there is I find planted and estated upon built a very large strong castle of this land of British birth and desceni, lyme and stone, called Cattle Aubignie, with the king's arms cut in free: Free-holders, 8, viz. sto ne over the gate. This castle is. five stories high, with four round 1 having 480 acres. towers for flankers, the body of the ' 2 having 144 acres le piece. callle fifty feet long, and twenty s having 192 acres jointly.. cight feet broad, the roof is set up, having 1o8 acres. and ready to be Dated. There is 2 having 120 acres le price. adjoining to the one end of the castle a bawne of lyme and stone eighiy


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