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" wicked" God, for Tyrans that robbe you of your goods, lands, Elizabeth, lives, and everlasting salvation, against your
own brethern, who daylie spend their goods and shed their blood to deliver you from these miseries? What meane you, I say, to be at so great charges, to take so great paynes, and to put yourselves in so horrible daunger of bodie and sowle, for a wicked woman, neither begotten in true wedlock, nor esteeming her christendom, and therefore deprived by the vicar of Christ, her and your lawful judge ; forsaken of God, who justifieth the sentence of his Vicar; forsaken of all Catholike princes whom she hath injuried intolerably; forsaken of di
vers Lords, Knights, and Gentilmen of England, threatening who ten yeres past toke the sword against her, them with and yet stand in the same quarel ? See you not vengeance
that she is without a lawful heire of her own bodie, from the next Catho who may either reward her friends or avenge her like heire to enemies ? See you not that she is such a shamefull rethe crowne," proche to the royal crown, that whoso is in dede a frind " the pope's
to the Crown, shuld so muche the more hasten to dislieutenant." possesse her of the same? See you not that the next
Catholike heire to the Crowne (for the pope will take order by Gd's grace that it shall rest in none other but Catholikes) must accompt all them for traytors that spend their goods in mainteining an heretike against his true title and right? What wil ye answer to the Pope's Lieuetenant, when he bringing us the Pope's and other Catholike princes ayde (as shortly he will) shall charge you with the crime and payne of heretiks, for mainteining an heretical prætensed Queen against the publike sentence of Christes vicar? Can she with her feined supremacie (which the devil instituted in Paradise, when [he] made Eve Adam's maistresse in God's matters)
• " Alluding to the rebellion of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland in 1569."
absolve and acquiet you from the Pope's excommunication and curse? Shall yee not rather stayne yourselves and your noble howses withthe suspicion of hæresie and Treason ? in which case if the Catholike heire to the Royal Crowne call upon the execution of the Lawes of the Churche, you shall for the maintenance of hæresie loose your goods, your lands, your honors, and undoe your wives, your children, and your Howses for ever. God is not mocked. The longer it is before he punish, the more hard and severe shal his punishment be. Do He tells you not see before your eyes that becawse king Henry them Henry
VIII.'s fathe Eighth brake the Unitie of Christes Church his
mily became Howse is now cut off and ended ? And think you that extinct, as a mayntaining the heresie which he beganne, you shall judgment not bring your own howses to the like end that his for his hehath? Marke likewise Sir William Drurie's end, who resy. was the General against the
pope's armie, and think not our part to weake seeing God fighteth for us. And surely wheras we had once both monie, men, and armour to beginne this battell withall; God by, most strange meanes (which to recite in this place it were to tediouse) tooke them all from us, and sent us hether in manner naked, to th' end it shuld be evident unto all the World that this warr is not the warr of man (which is always most puisant in the beginning as most armies, begunne with greater power than afterward it is mainteind,) but the Warr of God, who of small beginnings worketh wonderfull end. Whom I beseche to open your eyes, that, whiles tyme is, you maye openly confesse and honor him more than Heretikes. The XXI. of Feb. 1580.”
On this Epistle, Mr. Ellis has the following annotations :
“[MS. Lansd. 96, art. 39, orig.] Camden has given Camden's an account of the Expedition which in 1579 carried Fa- account of
the circum- ther Sanders to Ireland. He says, “In Munster, a prostances con- vince of Ireland, James Fitz Morris raised a new rebelthe visit of lion; the same James which a while
before falling upon his Sanders to knees before Perott, president of Munster, had with laIreland, mentable howlings and humble intreaties begged his par
don, and most religiously vowed his fidelity and obedience to the Queen. This man (who was never well but in troubles) had withdrawn himself into France, promising the king that if he would assist him, he would unite all Ireland to the sceptre of France, and restore the Romish religion in that Isle. But being wearied out with delays, and in the end laughed at, he went from France into Spain, and made the same promises to the Catholic king. The king sent him over to the bishop of Rome; from whom having (at the earnest solicitation of Sanders, an English priest, and Allen, an Irish one, both of them Doctors in Divinity) gotten a little money, the authority of a legate granted to SANDERS, a consecrated banner, and letters of recommendation to the Spaniard, he returned into Spain, and from thence arrived about the first day of July, with those two divines, three ships, and a small body of men at Saint Mary Wick, (which the Irish contractedly call Smerwick) in Kerry, a peninsula in Ireland, where in a place solemnly consecrated by the priests, he erected a fort, and drew up his ships close under: which ships Thomas Courtney an English gentleman, who lay by chance at anehor with a man of war in a road hard by, soon after set upon, took, and carried away,
and deprived the Spaniards of the benefit of the
[Camd. Hist. Eliz., p. 236.] One of his
“One of the original printed indulgences granted by original in the pope on this occasion to those who should join the dulgences Irish rebels, preparatory to the expedition, is still pre. still extant. served in the same volume of the Lansdowne Collection,
with Father Sanders's Letter; and bears date in 1577. It is indorsed in Lord Burghley's hand, 'Bulla contra
Reginam for Jam. Fitz Moris.' It has at the bottom, a wafer seal of one of the Cardinals, and is further attested by one of the apostolic notaries. The letters J. H. S. at the beginning, have the cross above and the nails below encircled with a glory.” [MS. Lans. 96, Art. 53.]
Then follows in Mr. Ellis's work the Bull itself of Pope Gregory XIII., here referred to, just as it has been already given to the reader of this volume in Art. XXVII. p. 1262 sup.
LIST OF THE PRELATES WHO WERE PRESENT IN THE IRISH PAR
LIAMENT OP A.D. 1585.
ment of A.D.
The following catalogue of the spiritual peers Prelates in
the parliawho attended the parliament held in Dublin in the year 1585 is given in the Irish Annals con- 1585, from
the Loftus tained in the Loftus MS. in Marsh's Library, Ms. Dublin, under that year; and appears of sufficient interest and rarity to find a place here. It will be found to throw a little additional light on the state of some, at least, of the Irish sees, (Ardfert, for instance, and Killala,) at the time, beyond what can be derived from the labours of Ware and Harris, whose attention would appear
not to have been directed to this particular document. (Vid. No. XXV. sup.)
1585. “ The Names of the Lds. Spirll. and Temporall wh. sat in Parisment at Dublin ye 20th of Aprill before Sr John Perrot ye La Deputy of Ireland."
“ The L'ds Spll. "1. John Long, Archbp. of Ar- 11. Daniel Cavenagh Eps.Leigh
magh, totius Hiberniæ Primas. linensis. 2. Adam Loftus, Archbp. of Dub- 12. Gulielmus Lyon, eps. Ros lin, Canr. Hib'niæ.
sensis. 3. Meilerus Magragh, archieps. Cas- 23. Roland Lynch, eps. Clonfertsel and eps. Imolanensis.
ensis. 4. Gulielmus Laly, Archieps. Tua- | 14. Maritius O'Brian Eps. Laomensis.
nensis, 5. Thos. Jones eps. Midensis. 15. Episcop' Conneresis vacant. 6. Daniel Neylan, eps. Darensis. 16. Episcopus Alladensis.
Ye bishopric of Ossory at this 17. Ja. Fitzmorris eps. Ardferttime vacant, for 9 months, then ensis.
succeeded John Horsfall. 7. Hugh Allen eps. Ffernensis. 18. Episcopus Dromorensis. 8. Jo: Thornburgh; eps. Limricen- 19. Episcopus Rupotensis. sis.
20. Episcopus Clogherensis. 9. Jo: Linch eps. Elphinensis. 21. Episcopus Cluanensis. 10. Episcop' Duacensis vacat. 22. Episcopus Kilmorensis."
BOLL OF POPE GREGORY XIII., INCITING THE IRISH TO AID IN THE
REBELLION AGAINST Q. ELIZABETH UNDER JOIN OF DESMOND.
Bull of P.
The document placed before the reader in this article may be seen in the original form in OʻSullevan, tom. ii. lib. 4, cap. 17, pp. 100, 101; in O'Daly, (Dom. de Rosario) Relatio Geraldinorum Hybernia, Ulyssip. 1658, pp. 75—78;