An Inquiry Into Certain Vulgar Opinions Concerning the Catholic Inhabitants and the Antiquities of Ireland: In a Series of Letters from Thence, Addressed to a Protestant Gentleman in England

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Keating, Brown, and Company, 1808 - Catholics - 277 pages

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Page 55 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Page 192 - And if he will not hear them, tell the Church. And if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican.
Page 67 - The Roman catholics of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ireland, or as they did enjoy in the reign of king Charles II...
Page 50 - JUSTUM et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida, neque Auster, Dux inquieti turbidus Adriae, 5 Nee fulminantis magna manus Jovis : Si fractus illabatur orbis, * Impavidum ferient ruinae.
Page 59 - Every priest then must be at all times ready to attend to each sick person in his parish, however poor and abject, and however loathsome and infectious the disorder may be under which the patient labours. He must be ready to set off in all weathers, and at all hours of the night as well as of the day...
Page 128 - What barbarous invader sack'd the land ? But when he hears no Goth, no Turk, did bring This desolation, but a Christian king ; When nothing but the name of zeal appears 'Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs...
Page 194 - Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive...
Page 161 - Presbyters, who lived before our times, who were also disciples of the apostles, did in nowise deliver. I, who saw and heard the blessed Polycarp, am able' to protest, in the presence of God, that if that apostolic Presbyter had heard of these things, he would have stopped his ears, and cried out, according to his custom, " Good God, for what times hast thou reserved me, that I should have suffered such things!
Page 4 - ... the Sister Island so destitute of education, morality, religion, and civilization; and are their clergy, in particular, so scandalously illiterate, superstitious, and disloyal as they are represented to be? It is no such long journey from this my residence to the shores of the Irish channel ; and from thence to the capital of Ireland is but the voyage of a few hours. What hinders me, then, forming my own opinions upon these matters, by observing and conversing with the Irish Catholics in their...
Page 129 - Petrie informs us — and there cannot be a better authority — that "the identical piece of the cross still exists; it is in the possession of the Roman Catholic clergy of the place, and is described by Doctor Milner as being about two inches and a half long, and about half an inch broad, but very thin. It is inserted in the lower shaft of an archiepiscopal cross made of some curious wood, and enclosed in a gilt case. The doctor...

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