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

Keating, Brown, and Company, 1808 - 278 ˹

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˹ 130 - ... in it ; that, from the whole of their form and dimensions, and from the smallness of the apertures in them, they are rather calculated to stifle than to transmit to a distance any sound that is made in them ; lastly, that though possibly a small bell may have been accidentally put up in one or two of them at some late period, yet we constantly find other belfries, or contrivances for hanging bells, in the churches adjoining to them.
˹ 122 - 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...
˹ 69 - 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.; and their majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman catholics such further security in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
˹ 186 - 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 the publican.
˹ 102 - The fact is, these fires, on the eve of the 24th of June, were heretofore as common in England and all over the continent as they are now in Ireland, and have as little relation with the worship of Baal as the bonfires have which blaze on the preceding 4th of June, being the King's birthday : they are both intended to be demonstrations of joy. That, however, in honour of Christ's precursor is particularly appropriate, as alluding to his character of bearing witness to the light, John i. 7, and of...
˹ 188 - 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...
˹ 155 - 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!
˹ 218 - Judaeis, tarnen istorum religio sacrorum a splendore hujus imperii, gravitate nominis nostri, majorum institutis abhorrebat : nunc vero hoc magis quod ilia gens quid de nostro imperio sentiret ostendit armis ; quam cara dus immortalibus esset docuit, quod est victa, quod elocata, quod sérvala.
˹ 61 - ... reforms in its management and administration. Amongst the most valuable of the reforms effected by Pius IX., was the appointment of twenty Capuchin Priests to its spiritual assistance. To render their connection with the hospital complete, he had a house built for them within the enclosure ; so that at all hours, of the night as well as of the day, some members of the body might be in the wards, and in attendance on the sick.
˹ 119 - P. 68. s prayer, his charge of idolatry against the religion of his ancestors would have struck the most ignorant reader with its absurdity. Our .writer finishes .his laborious researches, as he- calls them, with a flattering address to the Catholics of Ireland, terming them a liberal and enlightened people, and affirming, " that it is not " possible they should be any longer amused " with fictitious legends, or pay their adoration " to ideal personages, and that (what he calls) a " scriptural, rational,...