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“ These people are depressed beyond all conception, and what may appear astonishing, they bear their degradation without murmuring or complaint."1130
“ 'The inhabitants are poor, and their cabins are wretched huts, with a wattled door lined with a straw mat in the inside.":1131
They have scarcely any clothing but rags, and in general wear neither shoes nor stockings."1139
“ The poor throughout Connaught live in a state of great wretchedness ; oatmeal is a luxury which they seldom taste."1133
“ Meat is no part of the food of these people. Whatever animals they rear and fatten, they sell, according to their own expressions, to the northerns.' "1184
“ The country round the Arigna iron works, is inhabited by a people, who, according to every appearance, are in a most wretched condition. They are badly clothed, and reside in dirty mud cabins, continually filled with smoke."1133
6. The lower orders are in general very poor. Their usual food is potatoes and milk."1136
“ Their food is the same as this class of persons in most other parts of Ireland, make use of: viz. potatoes, and occasionally fish; they are seldom so circumstanced, as to be able to obtain a constant and sufficient supply of milk."1137
“ Potatoes and milk form the general food, to which is often added, fish procured from the Shannon and the lake."1138
“The general food of the inhabitants is potatoes, meal, and milk; some of the wealthier farmers occasionally eat animal food."1189
“ Their food is potatoes, with milk or fish. The rich farmers eat pork sometimes, "1140
“ Their dwellings are usually very indifferent and dirty, and even devoid of necessaries. Many sleep on the damp floor. Their clothing for day or night is often very scanty."1141
“ The general food of the peasantry is potatoes. During the lent season, and a little betore and after, salted herrings make an addition to their daily food. Flesh meat is seldom used in their cottages, except on remarkable occasions, as at Christmas and Easter, and even then, the only kind used is pork or bacon."
“ The greater part of the inhabitants of this rich and populous district live upon potatoes and milk."'1143
could go on with the harrowing detail to fill a volume-but I trust I have given enough to prove the abject state to which the lower orders of society are reduced in one of the most highly-gifted portions of the globe, owing to the blighting policy under which they groaned for centuries.
1180 Wakefield, II. 736. 1131 Idem, 745. 1182 Idem, 747 1183 Idem, 751.
Act of attainder against one hundred | Carte, gross obliquity of, 233, 249.
Carte, inconsistency and errors of, 39,
vent Roman Catholics from hearing 234.
Catholic archbishops, bishops, &c. lia-
Long parliament and the leaders of Catholic chapels seized, and one razed
to the ground, 42.
solemn league and covenant, 291.
Clotworthy for a mere trifle, 450. termination of the, 329, 30, 31.
of the forfeited estates, 466.
Catholics not allowed to lend money
Catholics, numerous existing disqua-
of 108 members of parliament, 286. to the support of the militia, 466.
ed, if officiating out of their proper
for marrying a Protestant and Ca.
tholic, or two Protestants, 462,
Catholic priests liable to imprisonment
Catholics prohibited from burying
suppressed convents, 465.
to assassinate Fitzthomas, 1.38. laws, 465.
covery of the sham plot of Tyrone guardians, 466.
Catholics prohibited from acting as
Catholic soldiers and sailors, oppres. Conquered countries, view of the state
Constable, Joan, deposition of, 392.
Coote, Charles, a ferocious monster,
outrage perpetrated at, 34. Coote, Charles, deposition of, 405.
Counterfeit letters an engine of state
Courcye, an Irish nobleman, assassin-
Courts martial, bloody operations of,
Court martial, sentence of, against
Cox, Richard, slaughters by, 430.
England, view of the, 278. Cromwell, hypocrisy of, 426.
the Connaught gentlemen, 253. by, 425.
the Irish, 440.
Cruelties of the Irish, enquiry respect-
Culm, Arthur, deposition of, 403.
Davies, sir John, his testimony in fa-
the English parliament, 29. Davies, sir Jobn, scandalous chicanery
Davies, sir John, chicanery of, 229.
De la Hide, Walter, and wife, cruel
Depositions of impossibilities, 391.
by the government forces in Ire.
hard case of the, 241, 252, 3. Depredations on the Irish, 192, 204-7.
earl of, 93–9.
Desmond, lamentable death of, 105.
Desolation and slaughter perpetrated
spread the insurrection in, 340-3. 170.
Desolation of the Desmond estates, English, in France, Spain, and
the government forces, 117, 18, 19, Higgins, Fr. perfidious murder of, 345.
Historical writing, advantages of, 21.
falsehood of, 22.
House of lords in Ireland, how ma-
Hume deserving of severe censure,
Hume, evasive letter of, 386.
Hypocrisy and canting of Oliver Croin-
in two days, 362.
Indictments, 1100 bills of, found in
Insurrection in 1641, view of the, 310.
piness of the natives, 62.
gry adventurers, 69.
Ireland, excellent soil of, 485,6,7.
screaming for revenge, 391, 2, 3, 4. well, 438.
Ireland, soil of, more cultivated than
Irish character, scandalous, libels on
Irish, defence of the, 282, 283.
Irish deputies, arbitrary power of the, Limerick, siege of, 453.
Limerick, surrender and conditions of,
Loftus, Adam, lord Ely, hard case of,
opportunity of proving their inno. Lords justices, nefarious views of the,
Lords of the pale, banished from Dub-
Louis XIV. detested for the desolation
Lucas, William, deposition of, 402.
Mac Mahon, cruel murder of, 136.
tions of, 385.
Manures abundant in Ireland, 487.
Marriages of Protestants celebrated by
perfidiously slaughtered at Smer- Martial law in force in Ireland in time
wick, by order of lord Gray, 122. of peace, 74, 76.
ments of the, 375, 377.
Massacre pretended, investigation of
, dean Robert, deposition of,
393, 4, 5.
Milton, gross exaggeration of, 23.
Milton's works, extract from, 23.
popery, prelacy and superstition, 27. Montgomery, John, deposition of, 402.
Moor, Francis, plot of, 287.
Mountnorris, lord, hard case of, 259,
Mountnorris, lady, affecting letter of,
rection in, 336.