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or enjoy the benefit thereof, that should refuse to take the oath of allegiance.

That any right which the papists pretended to be taken from them by the bill, was in their own power to remedy, by conforming; as in prudence, they ought to do, and that they ought not to blame any but themselves.

The next day the bill was ordered to be engrossed and sent to the lords.

The petitioners having applied to the lords also, for leave to be heard by their counsel against the bill, the same was granted; and the fame counsel, upon Monday, February 28th, appeared there, and offered such-like arguments as they had made use of in the other house: They told their lordships, that it had been objected by the commons, that the passing that bill would not be a breach of the articles of Limerick, as had been suggested ; because, the persons therein comprized were only to be put into the same state they were in the reign of Charles the Second, and because, that in that reign there was no law in force which hindered the passing any other law thought needful for the future safety of the government. That the commons had further sayed, that the passing this bill was needful at present, for the security of the kingdom; and that there was not any thing in the articles of Limerick that prohibited their so doing.

It was admitted, on the part of the petitioners, that the legislative power cannot be confined from altering and making such laws as shall be thought necessary, for securing the quiet and safety of the government; that in time of war or danger, or when there shall be just reason to suspect any ill designs to disturb the public peace, no articles or previous obligations, fhall tie up the hands of the legislators from providing for its safety, or bind the government from disarming and securing any, who may be reasonably suspected of favouring or corresponding with its enemies, or to be otherwise guilty of ill practices : “ Or indeed to enact any other law,” said Sir Stephen Rice, “ that may be absolutely needful for the safety and advantage of the public ; such a law cannot be a breach either of these, or any other like articles. But then such laws, ought to be in general, and should not single out, or affect, any one particular part or party of the people, who gave no provocation

such law, and whose conduct stood hitherto unimpeached, ever since the ratification of the aforesaid articles of Limerick.To make any law that shall single any particular part of the people out from the rest, and take from them what, by right of birth, and all the preceding laws of the land had been confirmed to, and intailed upon them, will be an apparent violation of the original institution of all right, and an ill president to any that hereafter might dislike either the present or any


to any

other settlement, which should be in their power to alter ; the consequence of which is hard to imagine.'

The Lord Chancellor having summed up all that had been offered at the bar, the house proceeded thereupon; the bill was read through ; and, to the great mortification of that unhappy party, was paffed; and upon the 4th of March obtained the

royal affent.

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NUMB. XVII. [From the History of the Coronation of King James II. and Queen Mary; published by royal authority in 1687, p. 88.]

The Coronation Oath of James II.

[See Review, vol. ii. p. 183.) SERMON

ERMON being ended, the king uncovered his head, and the archbishop arose, and repaired to his majesty, and asked him :

Sir, Are you willing to take the oath usually taken by your predecessors?

And the king answered. I am willing.

Then the bishop ministered these questions ; to'which the king (having a book in his hand) answered severally as followeth.

ARCHB. Sir, will you grant and keep, and by your oath confirm to the people of England, the laws and customs to them granted by the kings of England, your lawful and religious predecessors ; and namely, the laws, customs, and franchises granted to the clergy by the glorious king St. Edward, your predecessor, according to the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel established in this kingdom, and agreeing to the prerogative of the kings thereof, and the antient customs of this realm ?

KING. I grant and promise to keep them.

ARCHB. Sir, will you keep peace and godly agreement intirely, according to your power, to the holy church, the clergy and the people ?

KING. I will keep it.

ARCHB. Sir, will you to your power cause law, justice and discretion, in mercy and truth, to be executed in all your judgments ?

KING. I will.

ARCHB. Sir, will you grant to hold and keep the rightful cuftoms which the commonalty of this your kingdom have, and will you defend and uphold them to the honour of God, so much as in you

lieth ?
King. I grant and promise fo to do.


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Then the petition or request of the bishops to the king, was
read by the bishop of Glocester, with a clear voice, in the
name of the rest standing by.

Our lord and king, we beseech you to pardon us, and to
grant and preserve unto us, and the churches committed to
our charge, all canonical privileges, and due law and justice,
and that you will protect and defend us, as every good king in
his kingdom ought to be protector and defender of the bishops
and churches under their government.

The king answered :

With a willing and devout heart, I promise and grant you
my pardon ; and I will preserve and maintain to you, and the
churches committed to your charge, all canonical privileges,
and due law and justice. And that I will be your protector
and defender to my power, by the assistance of God, as every
good king in his kingdom ought in right to protect and defend
the bishops and churches under their government.

Then the king arose from his chair, and being attended by
the lord great chamberlain, and supported by the two bishops,
and the sword of state carried before him, he went to the altar,
and laying his hand upon the Evangelists, took the oath fol-

The things which I have here before promised, I will perform
and keep. So help me God, and the contents of this book.

And then kissed the book.

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Kilkenny, i. 366. Put to death

by the Cromwellians, ib. note.
ACTS of cruelty of the chief go- Bangor, the presbytery of, draw up

vernors of Ireland during the a declaration, containing virulent
reign of Q. Elizabeth, i. 1054. reflections on the Marquis of Or-
Acts made to banish popish arch-

mond, ii. 40.
bishops and bishops, &c. ii. 227, Barnwell of Kilbrew, put to the

To restrain foreign educa rack by order of the lords justices,
tion, 228. Excluding papists i.

froin having votes for electing Bedel, bishop, draws a reinonftrance
members of parliament, 229. To of grievances, i. 192. How treat-
prevent the further growth of

po ed when a prisoner with the insur-
pery, 233. Of discovery and ga gents, 2 24. His death and burial,ib.
vel-kind, 246.

Bedford, Duke of, lord lieutenant of
Adventurers, British, and their suc Ireland, is addressed by the catho-

cessors, treat the Irish as a conquer lics, ii. 264. Approves of their
ed people, i. 1, 2, note.

conduct, ib. note.
Anne, queen, acts made in the reign Bingham, Sir Richard, president of

of, to prevent the further growth Connaught, severely governs that
of popery, ii. 233-242. Catho province, i. 16. note.
lics persecuted in her reign, 243. Borlafe, Dr. his History of the Irish
Penal laws of discovery and gavel Rebellion, a character of, i. 205,
kind enacted, 246.

Antrim, Earl of, bafely treated by

Sir Richard, enmity of, to
General Monroe, i. 297. Sends the Irish, i. 161.
an army into Scotland to aid the 'Boys, John, Dean of Canterbury,

king, 304. Created Marquis, ib. changes the Lord's Prayer, i. 61.
Ashton, captain, trial and execution of, note,

Brogbill, Lord, cruelty of, on the
Aylmer, Sir Andrew, together with surrender of the castle of Ard-
Gerald and George Aylmer, Efqrs. more, i. 219, note.

His treat-
and many other gentlemen of the ment of the Bishop of Ross, ii.
pale, after submitting to the lords

His proposal at the
justices are committed to the cattle, council of war, 56. Agreed to,
and some of them tortured, i. 259. 57. Made president of Munster,


Contrivances of, ib. Apa

pointed one of the commissioners

sent to the king, 75. His ma-
BAGNAL, Sir Henry, thares of nagement of affairs, 76. Created

Mac - Mahon's country, i. 18. Earl of Orrery, 79. Made one
Charges O'Rial with treason, 22, of the lords justices, ib. Abuses
note, id. Slain in battle, 25. the king's confidence, 100. Uses

-, Walter, colonel, makes a finifter means for his own private
speech to the general assembly at advantage, 102.



ii. 149

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19, note.

ji. 227

Burnet, bishop, describes the ecclefi length obeyed in that respect, ib.

aftical courts in Ireland, i. 103. Sends a commission to Ormond to

His further account of them, 110. conclude a peace with the confede-
Butler, James, second Duke of Or.

rates, 310. Emphatically expres-
mond, lord lieutenant of Ireland, ses himself in a letter to Ormond,
receives the first bill, from the 314. Coinmands Ormond to con-
commons, to prevent the further clude a peace with the confederates,
growth of topery, ii. 233. His ib. Urges the same in another let.
conduct on that occasion, 234.. ter to Ormond, 315. Absolutely
Is voted guilty of high treason, ib. commands him, 318. Finding Or-
A singular circumstance in his for mond would not conclude a peace,
tune, ib.

sends Glamorgan with a commif-
Sir Theobald, pleads at the fion for that purpose, 323. Pre-
bar of both houses of parliament, vailed on to disavow Glamorgan's
ii. 237. His arguments, 386– commission, 336. Part of two of

his letters to Glamorgan, 331–

333• Acquaints Ormond and

Digby of his unhappy situation,

338. Kept under the clofeft and
CAPEL, lord justice, proceeds to most irksome restraint by the Scot-
infringe the articles of Limerick, tish army, 347. Compelled to sign

an order to the Marquis of Ormond
Carew, Sir John, apologizes for the against making peace with the con-

Irish, i. 43. His account of a federates, 348. How treated by
prophecy, 44

the Scots, 357:
Caflebaven, Earl of, offers his fer- Charles II. proclaimed king in Scot-

vices to suppress the Northern in land, ii. 24. Arrives in Scotland,
surgents, i. 230. His advice on

25. Signs the covenant, ib. Pub-
that occasion Mighted, 231. Ob lithes a declaration in its favour,
serves the conduct of Sir Charles 26. The means taken to bring
Coole, 249. Imprisoned and ef him to that measure, 27. His in-
caped by stratagem, 268. His

fincerity, 34:

Proclaimed in Ire-
remonftrance to king Charles II. land, 74. Issues a proclamation
ii. 364—371.

against the frifh, 78. Acknowled-
Charles I. permits a severe perfecu- ges

his obligations to the Irish in
tion againit catholics, i. 114. A. his fpeech to both houses of parlia-
grees to put the Atatute of the ad
of Elizabeth in force against them,

ment, 96. Appoints commission-

ers for the fettlement of Irith af-
117. Writes to Wentworth, 13!. fairs, 110: Commits drawing up
Not pleased with the Irish com the bill for holding the courts of
mons, 164. Brought to a right claims to the direction of the Duke
way of thinking, 165. Writes to

of Ormond, 117. His remarka-
the Irish council, ib. His orders ble words concerning his obliga-
to the lords justices, 171. His tion of performing on his part the
orders not duly executed, 173. articles of the peace, 121. De-
Addressed by the catholic nobility, clares an Englith interest ought to
prelates and gentry, 271. Re be establithed in Ireland, 123.
folves to issue a coinmision to em Chichester, Sir Arthur, lord deputy,
power certain persons to treat with calls the Roman Catholic aldermen
the catholics, 274.

Directs the

of the city of Dublin before the
commision to the Marquis of Or council, i. 74. His treatment of
mond, &c. ib. Orders Orinond

them, 75. Receives a letter from
to treat with his subjects in Ire-. the king approving of his conduct,
land, then in arms, for a cessation, 77.

Favours the puritans, 87.

Commands him again to Declares the Star-chamber a proper
treat with them, 282. Presses the

court to punish jurors,
lords juftices to conclude this cef-

rigorous enquiry into defective ti-
fation, 289. His commands at

tles, 105. ib. note.


700. His

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