The State of His Majesty's Subjects in Ireland Professing the Roman Catholic Religion. Part I; ...

The State of His Majesty's Subjects in Ireland Professing the Roman Catholic Religion. Part I; ...

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...Canons, Pribsts, and Catholics they could collect, were manglcd and thrown expiring into a well?-that when the horrible day of St. Bartholomew gave the Catholics of Nismes an opportunity osreta. liation, Villar the Consul, and Bertrand de Lue the Vicar-General, made all the inhabitants take an oath to preserve the lives of the Calvinists, and to guaranteeeach others safety? I Histoire de Nismet, tom. 5, p. 7, referred to in the bereasters mentioned Addrcss. In the choice of this instance we may observe not only the Larzfamlfimplicity of Veridirar, but the deep ingenuity of aecufing and justisying rebellion at the same time. When a party of Protestants engages in open 'atfare against a Popish King, calls in soreign affistance, conspire: to exterminate the ro) al race, and after repeated amnesties is siill unrelentingly and ungratesully hostile; this, with Veridicur, is to be Prazestantr, and no more-but in the case of Papists it is unnatural rebellion, for which no amnesty can be granted. Verrllicur inclines to the same policy as Charles XI. for " the royal mercy has not faftened the Popish rabble-they fiill manufac. ture pikes, and thirst for Protestant blood, and are as eager for insurrection as ever." It is a great misfortune that Veridicnz was not prime minister to the French King, or that instead of George the Third, he had not a Nero to accept of his services. ' P.9.-" In the towns of Thnulouse, Nismes, Montauban, the Roman Catholics published, in 1791, an instammatoty address against their Protestant brethren, at that pious season when they celebrated the massacre of the Albigenses, which they did annually." We shall presently hear of addressea-All that can be said to these three allertions, that the first is...
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