A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland Volume 2, No. 1

A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland Volume 2, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...hundred millions of pounds sterling, a war which we never should have seen, if we had never seen that which is called a, ' Reformation." 444. The French Revolution, though it caused numerous horrid deeds to be committed, produced, in its progress, and in its end, a great triumph for the Catholics. It put the fidelity of the Catholic priests and the Protestant pastors to the test; and, while not one of the former was ever seen to save his life by giving-up his faith, all the latter did it without hesitation. It showed, at last, the people of a great kingdom returning to the Catholic worship by choice; when they might have been, and may now be, Protestants, without the loss of any one right, immunity, or advantage, civil or military. But the greatest good that it produced fell to the lot of ill-treated Ireland. The revolutionists were powerful, they were daring, they, in 1793, cast their tytt on Ireland; and now, for the second time, a softening oflhcpenalcnde took place, making a change which no man living ever expected to see! Those who had been considered as almost beneath dogs, were now made capable of being MAGISTRATES; aim now, amongst many other acts of generosity, we saw established, at the public expense, a COLLEGE/or the education of Catholics exclusively, thus doing, ly law, that which the lawgivers had before made HIGH TREASON! Ah! but, there were the French with an army of four hundred thousand men; and there were the Irish people, who must have been something more, or less, than men, if their breasts did not boil with resentment. Alas! that it should be said of England, that the Irish have never appealed with success but to her/ear.' 445. And, shall this always be said? Shall it ever be said again? Shall we not now, by...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969804
  • 9781236969804