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I. Attitude of the Irish Catholics
Effect of severity on the Irish mind
Swift's opinion of the prospects of the Catholics 366
II. The operation of the Popery Acts .
The Catholics in 1715
Cases under the Popery Acts .
How the law was carried out.
III. Strength of the Church Establishment
Penal Code a dead letter
Establishment of regular clergy in Dublin
The odium of the Penal Code thrown on the Irish
IV. Attempts to repeal the Test Clause
Successful opposition of the Bishops
Reasons for the promotion of Englishmen to Irish
Opinion of Mr. Henry Maxwell on the Dissenters'
The Test maintained
A Toleration Act
Protestant Emigration to America
V. Condition of the Irish peasant
Attempt to encourage agriculture
The Irish Corn Bill rejected in England .
Character of Archbishop Boulter
VI. The gentry of the old blood.
Arthur Young's portrait of them in 1770
Accounts of them in the earlier part of the century. 407
BOOK III. .
I. Galway in 1711
Sheep and cattle farming in Galway and Roscommon 409
Resolution to exterminate the settlers
Identification of the parties concerned
II. Abduction of women
Difficulty of interference
Cases of Elizabeth Dobbin and Catherine Stackpoole 421
Case of Honor Keris
Case of Rebecca White
Case of Jane Tubman
Combination of ferocity and piety
Execution of James Cotter
Revenge of the Irish on the Quakers
III. Conspiracy to murder Captain Newdigate at Kilrush 436
IV. The Bodkin Murder
III. The Smugglers at Valencia.
Sylvester O'Sullivan a Government spy
O'Sullivan at Killarney
A Vicar-General of the Established Church
Lord Fitzmaurice at Ross Castle
O'Sullivan's perils and escapes
IV. General anarchy
The Crosbies of Ballyhige
Wreck of a Danish East Indiaman on Ballyhige
Her crew and cargo, being silver bullion, saved and
carried to Ballyhige
Conspiracy in the county to seize the bullion chests 483
Attack on Ballyhige; the chests carried off
Division of the plunder.
Complicity of the magistrates .
Fruitless efforts of the Government to recover the
silver or punish the robbers
Remonstrance of the Danish Minister
Subscriptions and donations
Success and failure
III. The Duchess of Kendal and Mr. Wood
Patent for the copper coinage : real injury to be
feared from it
Resistance of Ireland
Letter of Sir R. Walpole
Perplexity of the Government
Sir Isaac Newton's Report, and resolution to persevere 530
The Drapier Letters
Viceroyalty of Lord Carteret
Proposed prosecution of Swift
Enthusiasm for Swift in Dublin
Carteret advises concessions
Letter from Archbishop Boulter
The Patent is withdrawn
IV. Intended severities against the Irish priests
Fiction and fact.
The registered and unregistered clergy
Uncertain dealings with them by the Government. 552
Need of more systematic methods
Alteration of the heads of a Bill by the Council 556
Singular character of that alteration
The Bill thrown out in the Irish House of Lords 558
Further efforts in the Viceroyalty of the Duke of
Postponement of the question in England
V. Violent attempts to repress the Priesthood hence-
Doctor Synge's Sermon on Toleration
Necessary limitations in Ireland .
Proposal for a legal recognition of the Catholic clergy 568
Catholic Bishops in correspondence with the Govern.
PROGRESS OF ANARCHI.
I. Four methods of administering the Government of a
The method adopted in Ireland the worst
Attitude of the English Government towards the
Selection of magistrates
II. Doubts on the Disarming Act.
The Catholic gentlemen resume their swords . 579
Singular scene at Trim .
Address of the Catholics to George the Second 583
Alarm of Insurrection
New Disarming Act and its consequences
III. Ireland without a history
Efforts of the resident gentry .
Reform of the gaols
The abductions and the bench of Bishops
IV. The nobler section of the country gentlemen
Galway in 1747 .
Colonel Eyre and the Government .
Disappearance of Protestants .
V. Irish conception of liberty
Dawn of political patriotism
VI. Viceroyalty of the Duke of Bedford
Complaints of Parliament
Letter of Bedford to Lord Chatham
Riot in Dublin
Lord Chatham on Irish magistrates and Government
VII. Political profligacy.
The consciences of Irish patriots