A Primer of the History of the Holy Catholic Church in Ireland: From the Introduction of Christianity to the Formation of the Modern Irish Branch of the Church of Rome, Volume 2

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W. Curry, jun., and Company, 1846 - Ireland

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Page 802 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 757 - It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of God, and the custom of the Primitive Church, to have public Prayer in the Church, or to minister the Sacraments, in a tongue not understanded of the people.
Page 815 - ... yea, and some of them, whose dioceses are in remote parts, somewhat out of the world's eye, do not at all bestow the benefices which are in their own donation upon any, but keep them in their own hands, and set their own servants and horse-boys to take up the tithes and fruits of them, with the which some of them purchase great lands, and build fair castles upon the same...
Page 802 - ... as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that, in short space, there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 784 - But your Majesty may believe it, that upon the face of the earth where Christ is professed, there is not a church in so miserable a case. The misery of which consisteth in these three particulars : the ruin of the very temples themselves ; the want of good ministers to serve in them when they shall be re-edified ; competent living for the ministers being well chosen.
Page 649 - To the house of William my son, Hie all the wealth of Kilkenny town. It was also said, that she made assignations, near a certain...
Page 783 - Highness, and all leased out for years, or in fee farm, to several farmers, and great gain reaped out of them above the rent which your Majesty receiveth ; no parson or vicar resident upon any of them, and a very simple, or sorry curate, for the most part, appointed to serve them, among which number of curates, only 18 were found able to speak English ; the rest Irish priests, or rather Irish rogues, having very little Latin, less learning, or civility.
Page 671 - CLERGY AND PEOPLE FOLLOWED THEIR OWN ECCLESIASTICAL RULES, AS IF THE SYNOD OF CASHEL HAD NEVER BEEN HELD.
Page 745 - Chester on his journey, the mayor of that city, hearing that her majesty was sending a messenger into Ireland, and he being a churchman, waited on the doctor, who in discourse with the mayor taketh out of a cloke-bag a leather box, saying unto him, Here is a commission that shall lash the heretics of Ireland, calling the Protestants by that title.
Page 845 - not resist evil," but causes us rather, when smitten " on the right cheek, to turn the other also;" — of that mercifulness, whereby we "love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and pray for them which despitefully use us and persecute us ;" — and of that complication of love and all holy tempers, which is exercised in suffering for righteousness

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