Ireland in the Seventeenth Century, Or, the Irish Massacres of 1641-2 [Ed.] by M. Hickson

Ireland in the Seventeenth Century, Or, the Irish Massacres of 1641-2 [Ed.] by M. Hickson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... the rebels, viz. Patrick and Henry Cane 0' (illegible), Hugh McManus McMahon, Art Duff McMahone, Patrick McTuol McMahon, and others whose names I cannot now remember, to the number of twenty or upwards, eight or nine whereof entered the rooms that we were in, and upon the first sight drew their weapons, swords and skeans, and offered to stab and wound us, and spoke in the Irish tongue, of which we understood very little. So that Mr. Williams seeing, as he thought, death approach, fell down upon his knees at the end of a long table, and began to pray to God for the remission of his sins. Mr. Boyle was presently taken away and put into his own chamber; Mr. Gabriel slipped under their arms into another room, where they wounded him and kept him fast. Upon that I made at Patrick MacHenry Bane O'Birne, the chief rebel in that place, and got hold of him, with his skean drawn, while one of them with a sword gave me several wounds in the head, another wounded me in the hands with his skean to the number of seven or eight wounds. After a struggle betwixt us, I called to Mr. Williams and prayed him to come and aid me, that we might fight for our lives, to which he made me no Vol. I. p answer, but continued in the same place kneeling. When I saw that, I let the rebel go, and slipped up at the back of a table, where he made several thrusts at me, though by God's good Providence I escaped, and fled to the upper end of the table, where Mr. Williams was. Presently upon that, they laid hands on us, bound our hands behind our backs with withes, and then with a cord tied us both together. From that place they led us out of the house into a little barn, where they used to thresh corn, then they unloosed the rope, and the master rebel, Patrick McHenry Bane O'Birne, ...show more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606566
  • 9781236606563