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THE

NATURE AND EXTENT

OF THE

DEMANDS

OF THE

IRISH ROMAN CATHOLICS

FULLY EXPLAINED;

IN OBSERVATIONS AND STRICTURES ON A PAM-

PHLET, ENTITLED,

A HISTORY OF THE PENAL LAWS

AGAINST THE

IRISH ROMAN CATHOLICS.

BY

PATRICK DUIGENAN, LL. D. M. P.

SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. J. STOCKDALE, No. 41, PALL MALL.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

95603 ASTOR, LENOX ANO TILDEN FOUNDAT KONS,

Gillet and Son, Printers, Crown-court, Fleet-street, London,

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The Author's absence, in Ireland, during the progress of the following sheets through the press, which he consequently had not the advantage of inspecting, must apologize for the subsequent errata. Page 19 line 2, for their, read then

5, from the bottoin, after elections, and they 32 9, from the bottom, for ranks, read rank 51 11, ditto, for put, read pent 53 14, ditto, before which, add ; an exception 76 3, ditto, for enjoying, read enjoining 84 7, ditio, for influence, read inference 106 13, for cause, read course 107 6, dele repeal of the 110 15, for importance, read impotence 115 13, from the bottom, for face, read force 122 4, for 1798, read 1793

5, for 1793, read 1798 124 2, from the bottom, for Swedes; read seceders 142 4, ditto, for prest, read priests 152 8, for Catholic, read A catholic -158 4, from the bottom, for repetition, read refuta-,

tion 182 last line but one, for poverty, read paucity 188 5, ditto, for that, read those

3, ditto, for these, read such 203 2, ditto, for cause, read course 208 7, ditto, for influence, read inference 210 10, ditto, for 1797, read 1697 215 9, dele It is stated that

10, after that, add the repeal of 921 dele line 13 and The three are, and substitute “T'is the same rope at different ends they twist ;"

and all equally 236 4, insert before the word but, was not fully

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THE

NATURE AND EXTENT

OF THE

DEMANDS

OF THE

IRISII ROMAN CATHOLICS.

In this age of innovation, the renowned Constitution of the British empire bas, hitherto, resisted the rude attacks of foreign enemies, and the treacherous attempts of domestic foes, preserving its great barriers yet entire and unimpaired. There can be no doubt of its sufficiency to repel external assault; its durability and security can be only bazarded and shaken by its own ungrateful subjects, and the plots and intrigues of restless faction in its very bowels.---Jacobinism, the bane of the rest of Europe, has been able to insinuate its baleful influence, in some degree, into this empire; and, a short time since, boldly attempted the subversion of that constitution, the result of the wisdom of ages, and the admira. tion of all the civilised world, by open force. The aggression was met by the energy of the

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