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imputed to bim, was guilty of other offences which merited

death. Supposing the statement of the blood-hound Reviewer Shto be true, is there a man in the community fit to give an

opinion of public transactions, who would come to his conclusion ? He actually sits down in perfect complacency in the contemplation of Father Sheehy's execution, in pursuance false and flagitious verdict, because some person had alleged, or had hinted, that the martyr had been concerned in transactions not contemplated at his trial. Let the law imitate this mode of dealing with human life, and let us have at once the blessed comforts of an Algerine government. The wretch who propounded these doctrines in The Review is fit only to live under such a Government. Supposing his allegations to be true and unquestionable, his doctrine would warrant a tyranny, such even as the African States are not cursed with. But what are we to think of the man or his maxims, when we know that his entire premises and assumptions are utterly unfounded. There is nothing so well attested as that Father Sheehy was a strenuous and indefatigable labourer in the cause of public peace. When he was accused, when a price was set upon his head, in the consciousness of his perfect innocence, he offered to surrender himself, provided he was assured that he would be tried by a Jury of Dublin citizens. The government of the day accepted his surrender on his own terms, and his case went before a Jury of the citizens of Dublin (all Protestants of course.) By this Jury he was honourably acquitted. A notorious prostitute of infamous character, and other witnesses of similar stamp, were produced against him, their story, at the same time being quite incredible. In Dublin he was fully acquitted. But, on the same charges, supported by the same witnesses, he was subsequently brought to trial in Clonmel, against whose tribunals he protested, and, indeed, against the adjudication he was insured; and by these judges he was, at length, condemned-and condemned for the murder of a man, who lived for upwards of forty years after he was thus brutally and murderously sacrificed. This is the man whose fate the blood-hounds would palliate, and whose memory, after murdering the man, they would load with obloquy. We thank the blood-hounds for giving us, through their Review, an index > their whole system of governing Ireland, in their mode of dea. ing with the base, the brutal, the cowardly, and perfidious though legal murderers of Father Sheehy. Passing from the case of Father Sheehy, the Reviewer founds some hypothesis upon the statements of Spenser, the poet, who was one of the functionaries employed by England, in governing Ireland at the period alluded to. Spenser says—“ Through the fatal destiny of that land, no purposes whatever which are meant for her good will prosper, or have a good effect; which, whether it proceed from the very genius of the soil, or influence of the stars; or that Almighty God hath not yet appointed the time of her reformation; or that he reserveth her in this unquiet state still, for some secret scourge, which shall by her come unto England, it is hard to be known, yet much to be feared." Spenser (said Mr. O'Connell) had the blood-hound notions of what is conducive to the prosperity of the country. The good easy rhymester thought it quite consistent, both with the canons of verse and equity, to possess himself of sixteen thousand acres belonging to the Macarthys--and because these outcast and plundered people came one night to his castle, and had a desperate revenge, he quietly and philosophically set it down for the guidance of prosperity, that nothing which is meant for the good of Ireland will prosper. But the grand effort of the Reviewer, is to celebrate and glorify the administration of the execrable Strafford. He describes that administration as being equally wise and vigorous--and more than that, he speaks of Strafford as having undertaken successfully to reform and “re-edity” the Church. And what were the characteristics of the wise and vigorous administration ? After five hundred enormities, Strafford claimed at one time the entire province of Connaught as a forfeiture to the Crown. The ihing could not be managed without a recourse to those legal forms which 30 often serve the purposes of Brunswickism.--A Jury of Galway men was empanelled to try the claims of the Crown. They honestly, and on their oaths, found against the claim;

and what was the consequence? Strafford, the wise and vigorous governor, whom the Brunswickers would imitate, and whom they celebrate as a person intended to “re-edify" the Church, fined the Sheriff 10,0001, for empanelling such a Jury, and fined each Juryman 4,0001. for returning such a verdict. The Jurymen were composed of the first and most affluent gentlemen of the province of Connaught, and a proof of this is, that ten out of twelve of them were able to pay the fine of 4,0001., at that remote period, without going to jail, to which they were doomed in failure of the payment of the fine; and it is a curious fact, that one of these jurors was Mr. Richard Blake, the direct ancestor of the present Chief Remembrancer of Ireland. After the experiment of Galway, the wise and vigorous Strafford took care to appoint his own sheriffs, and select his own jurymen. He was not satisfied with this precaution, and went the length of enlisting the rapacity of the judges in the service of his wise and vigorous administration, giving them, 5s. in the pound upon the produce of all forfeitures of Irish estates. This last stroke of his policy he took care to specially eulogise in his communications with the authorities in England—and he noted in a very emphatic way, that loyal and favourable as were sheriffs, jurors, and judges, they never worked so pleasantly or so well in stripping Irish Papists of their property as when they acted under the superintendence of a troop of dragoons. This is the man whom the Tories praise as a wise and vigorous governor, and as a person to “re-edify" the Irish church. It is such a man that they wish to have for a governor in this era of the world. Even the parsons amongst them cry out for an absolute king, and an abolition of the representative branch of the constirution. There is nothing arbitrary in the conduct of the present or the past inen, who have, or who had, any influence on public affairs, which is not an object of their deliberative culogy. Oh! what would be their triumph over us if we were the propounders of their doctrines, or the encomiasts of the men who are the champions of their cause, and whom they select for their leaders ? Supposing that we were to select

Don Miguel as the object of our adoration—(recollect Gentlemen, that Stack or Boyton, or both, avowed himse or themselves, an adorer or adorers of Doctor Magee, of the magpie trot and the silken petticoat)-supposing, for a moment, that I, who am an inventor of an Order of Libera tors, were to select Don Miguel for my grand master, what would not be the cry amongst the whole pack of bloodhounds ? Don Miguel ! the wretch who is stained with the guilt of midnight assassination !-Don Miguel, who is not less a monster, because he is an unpunished murderer !-Das Miguel, who is supposed on good grounds to have made attempts, which cannot be named, on his own sister ! -Don Miguel, who has been detected in the perpetration of abominations for which the fire of heaven fell on a portion of the ancient world ! - Don Miguel, whom his country would expatriate, and whom his country would deprive of the guardianship of his own offspring! I say, suppose I had selected such a being as Don Miguel as the grand master of my order, what would the blood-hounds say? They would, of course, pronounce my means to be iniquitous, and my objects the ne plus ultra of diabolism. However, I am forgetting Strafford, and the re-edification of the church. His plan was very candidly disclosed, in bis letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the 16th of December, 1634. In that letter he discoursed of the proceedings of the convocation appointed to consider of the canons of the Church of England. He mentions, in sundry places, his successful efforts to brow-beat and terrify the ecclesiastics with whom he had communication. He says " he would not endure that the articles of the Church of England should be disputed.” This wise and vigorous governor—this re-edifier of the church-this champion of the faith, “whose service is perfect freedom," points out, in detail, the way in which intimidation and brute force effected his objects against the entire ecclesiastical body of Ireland. And when he had given all his particulars and concluded his narrative, he congratulated the King upon being “as absolute here as any Prince in the whole world. Absolute indeed be

was through, his deputy. The Bishops were terrifiea ; 246 Jurors were fined or incarcerated; the Judges had a per centage on the amount of public robbery ; life itself, in fact, was not worth possessing; and these are the times to which the Bruny. wickers want us to revert, and Strafford is the man they hold up to us as the model of a chief governor. I should mention that one Doctor Andrews was a great obstruction to the reedification of the church, according to the plan of the wise and vigorous governor.–And what punishment did he propose to the pious Archbishop of Canterbury to inflict on this stubborr: ecclesiastic ? He had a valuable deanery, and Strafford proposed to the Archbishop to promote him to the bishopric of Laughlin and Fernes, which was the poorest in Ireland, and which would reward Dr. Andrews with a mitre at the loss of half his income. This is the wise and vigorous Strafford. The Brunswickers wish for such another governor. Their orange ascendency means nothing more than despotism and public plunder. They aim at nothing but despotism. I have no hesitation in accusing them of treasonable designs against the constitution. I spoke of this in July last, and the newspapers will bear me out in the assertion, before we had the lights of the facts that are now before us. They treasonably and traitorously meditate a change in the succession to the throne. I accuse no branch of the Royal Family of favouring their designs. The entire guilt of their wicked enterprise I suppose to be on their own shoulders--but that they are guilty of traitorous and treasonable designs, I have, not for one the most remote doubt. But we will put down the traitors and their treason. We will take only as our auxiliaries such helps as we can derive from the law. We rely with confidence on the justice of the Representative of the King, and his noble and high-minded Secretary. Our hearts could not desire a functionary to preside over the law more wise, more learned, or more upright than Sir Anthony Hart. With such individuals filling the greatest offices of the State the good and virtuous man who only desires the pacification

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