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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, nd 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 the 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 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 diannotations :

“[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 pro-
stances con- vince of Ireland, James Fitz Morris raised a new rebel-
nected with
the 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 obe-
dience 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but in troubles) had withdrawn himself into France,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 penin-
sula 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 gen-
tleman, 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 prestill 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 it. self 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.




ment of A.D.

the Loftus

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 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 Parlment at Dublin ye 20th of Aprill before Sr John Perrot y 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. Rose 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. Episcopi 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."





Bull of P.

The document placed before the reader in

this article may be seen in the original form in A.D. 1580. O'Sullevan, tom. ii. lib. 4, cap. 17, pp. 100, 101 ;

in O'Daly, (Dom. de Rosario) Relatio Geraldinorum Hybernia, Ulyssip. 1658, pp. 75—78; Mac Geoghegan, Histoire, &c., vol. iii. p. 437; Amsterd. 1763 ; or in Foulis's History of Romish Treasons, p. 306. London, 1681.

mer bull in favour of J.

Gregory XIII., pope, to all and singular the Arch- Gregory re bishops, Bishops, and other prelates, and also to the cites the forPrinces, Earls, Barons, Clergy, Nobility, and People of the kingdom of Ireland, Health and Apostolical Bene- Fitzmaudiction.

rice; (Art. “Whereas in these years last past we have by our


sup.) letters exhorted you to give your utmost aid, (in order to the recovery of your liberty, and the defence and preservation thereof against the heretics,) to James Geraldine, of worthy memory, who was planning measures, in aspirit of the most fervent zeal, for shaking off the cruel yoke of bondage imposed on you by the English deserters from the Holy Roman Church, and to support him with promptness and energy in his preparations for making war on God's enemies and yours;

“And whereas to encourage you to engage in this ser- alludes to vice with greater alacrity, we made a grant to all, who the privi. being contrite and confessing, should follow the

aforesaid leges it be General James and his army, and join themselves thereto his followfor the purpose of asserting the Catholic faith, and fight- ers; ing its battles, or support his cause in this expedition, by their counsel, countenance, military stores, arms, and other necessaries of war, or in any manner whatsoever, of a plenary pardon and remission of all their sins, and the same privileges which have usually been bestowed by the Roman pontiffs, on those who set out for the war against the Turks, and for the recovery of the Holy Land;

“And whereas further, tidings have been recently re- and proceived by us, not without deep distress of mind on our port, that the aforesaid James hath been slain, (as it them to pleased the Lord,) in a valiant encounter with the ene. John Geral

stowed on

mises a continuance of

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