A Memoir on Ireland Native and Saxon

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Page 27 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 6 - It was a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance ; and as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment, and degradation of a people, and the debasement, in them, of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man.
Page 80 - These Irish (anciently called anthropophagi, man-eaters) have a tradition among them, that when the Devil showed our Saviour all the kingdoms of the earth, and their glory, that he would not show him Ireland, but reserved it for himself. It is, probably, true; for he hath kept it ever since for his own peculiar...
Page 26 - Should we exert ourselves", said they, "in reducing this country to order and civility, it must soon acquire power, consequence, and riches. The inhabitants will be thus alienated from England; they will cast themselves into the arms of some foreign power, or perhaps erect themselves into an independent and separate State. Let us rather connive at their disorders; for a weak and disordered people never can attempt to detach themselves from the crown of England.
Page 28 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 46 - May graces (so they were termed), by which, in addition to ^' the removal of many minor grievances, it was provided that the recusants should be allowed to practise in the courts of law, and to sue the livery of their lands out of the court of wards, on taking an oath of civil allegiance in lieu of the oath of supremacy ; that the undertakers in the several plantations should have time allowed them to fulfil the conditions of their leases ; that the claims of the crown should be confined to the last...
Page 48 - PROJECT WAS NOTHING LESS THAN TO SUBVERT THE TITLE TO EVERY ESTATE IN EVERY PART OF CONNAUGHT, and to establish a new plantation through this whole province ; a project which, when first proposed in the late reign, was received with horror and amazement.
Page 76 - Bladen; wherein the act of the 27th of Elizabeth was made of force in Ireland, and ordered to be most strictly put in execution. By this act, " every Romish priest, so found, was deemed guilty of rebellion, and sentenced to be hanged until he was half dead ; then to have his head taken off, and his body cut in quarters ; his bowels to be drawn out and burnt ; and ,his head fixed upon a pole in some public place.
Page 15 - ... sureties, to continue a loyal subject. Whereby it is manifest, that such as had the government of Ireland, under the crown of England, did intend to make a perpetual separation and enmity between the English and Irish, pretending, no doubt, that the i.nglish should in the end root out the Irish...
Page 56 - England, had declared there in a speech that the conversion of the papists in Ireland was only to be effected by the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other ; and Mr.

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