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AN

IMPARTIAL HISTORY

OF

IRELAND,

FROM THE PERIOD OF THE ENGLISH

INVASION TO THE PRESENT TIME.

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PRINTED BY J. CHRISTIE, 16, ROSS-LANE,

1810.

AN

IMPARTIAL HISTORY

OF

IRELAND

FROM THE PERIOD OF THE ENGLISH INVASION

TO THE YEAR 1810.

THUS it was the hard lot of the unfortunate Irish, after suffering in their persons, goods, and conscience, intolerable oppression and spoliation, to be equally assailed in their character, by the slanderous industry of malignant libellers, Temple, Borlase; from whom, and Clarendon, all succeeding adverse writers, Warner, Leland, and the ranting rhetoric of philippizing Hume, copied calumnious tales of fictitious horrors. The crimes, committed on both sides, were sufficiently horrible, without the aid of exaggeration. Yet protestant and deistical writers, instigated by a batred of the catholic and christian religion, have widely circulated these exaggerations and falsehoods through the continent, where they appear in every shape, in prose and verse, in geographies, magazines, histories, dramatic compositions, &c. Hume, and his fellow slanderers, so diligent to cull all the venom spewed by the viperous libellers of the regicide faction, have as carefully omitted the barbarous exploits of the puritan forces, in extirpating the Irish with fire, sword

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