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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

OF IRELAND.

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THE

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

OF IRELAND.

FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIMES.

BY
W. D. KILLEN, D.D.,
PRESIDENT OF ASSEMBLY'S COLLEGE, BELFAST, AND

PROFESSOR OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

Tho' slavery's cloud o'er thy morning hath hung

The full noon of freedom shall beam round thee yet."

VOLUME I.

ONIA

London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1875.

[The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.)

110. o. 37

Dedication.

TO MRS. HENRY GAMBLE, OF ASHBURN.

MADAM,—I know not any one to whom I may so appropriately dedicate these volumes as to the generous lady who founded “The Gamble Library” in the College over which I have the honour to preside. The rare and valuable works contained in that collection have supplied no small portion of the information presented to the reader in the following pages. It is but due to you thus publicly to acknowledge that the literary toil expended on the preparation of this History has been greatly stimulated and encouraged by your munificence. That you may be long spared to honour the Lord with your substance, and that your last comforts may be your sweetest comforts, is,

MADAM,
The earnest prayer of your obliged servant,

THE AUTHOR.

COLLEGE PARK, BELFAST,

October ist, 1875.

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