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Persecution of the Remonstrants-Peter Talbot, Roman Catholic archbishop of

Dublin-Concealed Romanists in the Irish Privy Council, Proceedings of the

English Parliament relative to Ireland-Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant-

The Popish Plot-Oliver Plunket, Roman Catholic archbishop of Armagh-

His activity and influence-Conspiracy against him by his own clergy–His

trial and execution-General character of the Irish Roman Catholic clergy-

Sir William Fetty's account of them-Sad state of the Irish Established

Church-Ruinous churches—Printing of the Irish Bible-Charles II. dies

a Roman Catholic-His abuse of patronage in the appointment of bishops-

Non-residence of the Protestant bishops and clergy-Accession of James II. —

Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel-Protestant militia disarmed, and army

remodelled - Lord Clarendon, the Viceroy, soon returns to England - Tyrconnel

becomes Viceroy-His reckless career-Alarm of Protestants-Romanists

appointed to all civil and military ofñces-Converts from popery favoured-

Oppressive treatment of the established clergy-Protestant sees kept vacant,

and Romish bishops endowed-Attempt on Dublin College-Declining pros-

perity of Ireland - Patrick Russell, R.C. archbishop of Dublin, and the

canons he promulgated-Conduct of James II. when he arrived in Ireland

from France-Repeal of Acts of Settlement and Explanation- Number of

persons attainted-Regium Donum withdrawn from Presbyterian clergy-

Sufferings of the Episcopal clergy-State of Protestants in Dublin-Effect of

Battle of the Boyne

Page 129–168

s-llacket, bishop of Down and Connor-Bishop King and Archbishop

Marsh-Bishop Foy- Bishops Wetenhall, Hickman, Fitzgerald, and Digby--

Archbishops Vesey and Boyle-Secular engagements of the Protestant pre-

lates, Abuse of ecclesiastical patronage- Clerical intrigues-Petty exactions of

the Episcopal clergy-Unfriendly treatment of Irish Presbyterian ministers-

Case of the Rev. John McBride of Belfast-Case of the Rev. William Biggar

of Limerick—The death of King William a heavy blow to the cause of civil

and religious liberty- Proposal of a union between Great Britain and Ireland.

Page 169--190

success-

CHAPTER VII.

THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE, A.D. 1702 TO A.D 1714.

The reign of Anne the great penal era--Political power in the hands of the High

Church party-Bishop King and the Regium Donum-Presbyterians persecuted
in relation to their marriages-Romish priests still permitted to celebrate
marriage – The Irish Parliament of 1703-Laws to prevent the further growth
of popery–Registration of priests—Pensions offered to converted priests—
Extreme harshness of the penal laws-Sir Theodore Butler and the Treaty of
Limerick—The Sacramental Test-Persecution of Presbyterians—The cor-
porations of Derry and Belfast—Suspicious converts to prelacy—Intolerance
of Irish House of Commons-Informers encouraged-No Papist to be a
solicitor-Papists excluded from juries—No one not a member of the Esta-
blished Church to be considered a Protestant—Thirty pounds a-year offered to
conforming priests-Rewards offered for the apprehension of popish prelates,
friars, and schoolmasters-Priests required to take Oath of Abjuration-
Sufferings of priests in consequence of their refusal-Some Presbyterian
ministers scruple to take oath of abjuration—The Irish Convocation of 1703
-Disputes in Convocation—The instruction of the native Irish through the
medium of their own tongue - The Rev. John Richardson and his labours-
The Rev. Nicholas Brown and the Rev. Walter Atkins— Proposal to establish
charity schools, and circulate Bibles, Prayer Books, &c., in Irish-The scheme
supported by the primate and the bishop of Derry-The Synod of Ulster
undertakes a mission to the native Irish-Jonathan Swift and the Presbyterians
-Character of Swist-His letter concerning the Sacramental Test-Address
of the Irish House of Lords to the Queen in reference to the Dissenters—The
Rev. Dr. Cox of Drogheda and the Rev. James Fleming—A sermon by the
Rev. Joseph Boyse burned at the Tholsel in Dublin--Address of the Convoca-
tion to the Queen-Gradual increase of the Presbyterians-State of the
Established Church-Union of parishes-Remission of Twentieths and First
Fruits by the Queen, Laudable zeal of Archbishop King—The Tories scheme
to bring in the Pretender-Presbyterians support the Hanoverian succession-
“ The glorious, pious, and immortal memory”— Discourse of the bishop of
Cork and Ross on drinking of healths—The Rev. Dr. Tisdall and the Presby-
terians- The Rev. John McBride and the Rev. James Kirkpatrick-Increased
sufferings of the Presbyterians--Withdrawal of the Regium Donum-Docrs of
meeting-houses nailed up– Death of Queen Anne.

Page 191-219

Complete domination of the Episcopalians--Causes of the inefficiency of the

Established Church - Inadequate supply of ministers---Zeal and labours of
Archbishop King--Poverty of many of the Episcopal clergy-Pluralities and
absenteeism-Zeal of the Romish priests--Objections to the Protestant Esta-
blishment-Carelessness of many of the clergy, Attempt to establish a society
for the instruciion of the lower classes of the Irish-Bishop Maule a:od Primate
Boulter support the scheme-A charter for promoting English Protestant

schools in Ireland-Romish prejudices against Protestantism-Romanists de-
prived of the elective franchise-Acts to prevent suspected Romanists from
practising as barristers or solicitors— The exclusiveness of the so-called Patriots

- Opposition to the removal of the Sacramental Test- Increasing laxity in
enforcing the penal laws, Romish bishops in Ireland - Proclamations against
Komish clergy in 1744-Disaster in a Dublin mass-house–The rebellion of
1745 and the quietude of the Irish Romanists-Management of the Earl of
Chesterfield, the Lord Lieutenant- The Pope remonstrates against the non-
residence of the Irish Roman Catholic bishops—Character of Irish Protestant
bishops - Berkeley, bishop of Cloyne-Clayton, bishop of Clogher-Rundle,
bishop of Derry--Bolton, archbishop of Cashel – The tithe of agistment-
Resolutions of Irish House of Commons-Emigration to America of Irish
Presbyterians-Relief granted in reference to Presbyterian marriages-Rise of
the Irish Seceders-Ordination of their first minister—The Burghers and Anti-
burghers- Increase of the congregations of the Synod of Ulster--Appearance
of the Methodists in Ireland-John Wesley and his companions at Oxford-
George Whitfield preaches in Dublin-Wesley seeks in vain the co-operation
of the Protestant bishops and clergy-Weak points in the creed of Wesley
-His great labours and success in Ireland— Causes why he made little progress
among Presbyterians-Opposition to the Methodists--Strange proceedings in
Cork- The Rev. Moore Booker, Thomas Walsh, the Methodist preacher-
The Romish mobs and the Methodists---HIoadly, primate of Armagh-Primate
Stone-His character-Prevailing ungodliness-Dr. John Leland and the Rev.
Philip Skelton-Many Roman Catholic nobility and gentry become Protestants
- Increasing loyalty of the Romanists-Exhortation of the Dublin Roman
Catholic clergy- The Duke of Bedford, Lord Lieutenant-- The Roman
Catholic Committee-Mr. Wyse, Mr. O'Conor, and Dr. Curry-Roman
Catholic Declaration of Principles-Roman Catholic Address-Its reception
by the Irish House of Commons

Page 241-281

CILAPTER III.

FROM TIIE ACCESSION

OF GEORGE TIL. TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF IRISHI
INDEPENDEXCE, A.D. 1760 TO A.D. 1782.

Addresses of congratulation to the young King from all denominations-Dis-

turbances in the south--Recklessness of the Irish gentry—The Levellers and
the Whiteboys—The tithe procto15--The case of Father Sheehy-Act for the
repression of the Whiteboys-Disturbances in the north--The Hearts of Cak
_The Hearts of Steel—The oppression of the tenantıy of Lord Donegall-
Emigration to America-Roman Catholics ordained before commencing their
ecclesiastical studies-Rules to be observed by the priests—The perquisites of
a Roman Catholic prelate–Irish Romanists begin to pray for the King-Law

Constitution of the Irish House of Commons-Demand for Parliamentary Reform

- The Volunteers and their resolutions—The National Convention—The Lord
Bishop of Derry-His intercourse with John Wesley—The Earl Bishop and
bis appearance at the Volunteer Convention--His subsequent career—The
state of education in Ireland—The charter schools The Right Boys in
Munster–The rectors, the priests, and the Right Boys - Roman Catholic mobs
in Protestant churches-Causes of the opposition to tithes-Right Boys insist
on reduction of rents, &c.-Act for suppression of the Right Boys–Dr.
Woodward, bishop of Cloyne-His “ Present State of the Church of Ireland”
-Excitement created by the publication-Dr. Burke and the Hibernia
Dominicana-Dr. Butler, Roman Catholic archbishop of Cashel-Reply of
Dr. Campbell of Armagh --Rejoinder of Dr. Stock-Effect of the controversy
-John Philpot Curran on the Irish Church-Mr. Grattan and the Right Boy
disturbances-His speeches in Parliament-Increase of Presbyterian Regium
Donum--The Seceders and Covenanters-Low state of religion in Synod of
Ulster-Dr. Law, bishop of Clonsert-Anomalies of the Irish Church Esta-
blishment_Dr. Robinson, Protestant primate of Armagh-Fresh demands of
the Romanists- The Roman Catholic Committee- Withdrawal from it of the
nobility and clergy, Edmund Burke and Roman Catholic emancipation-
Securities required by Mr. Pitt-Questions proposed to Roman Catholic

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