Journal Of A Residence At The College Of St. Columba In Ireland; With A Preface

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byWilliam Sewell

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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.1847 Excerpt: ... JOURNAL. Friday Morning, October 12, 1844.--Arrived in Dublin this morning after a calm passage, and came immediately to Trinity College. Had a long conversation-with. A very satisfactory account of the state of St. Columba generally; but, of course, points requiring consideration and improvement. Found that it was beginning to excite great interest in Ireland, and formed the subject of conversation at most parties; but the most absurd and scandalous stories respecting it gravely stated, and greedily swallowed. The Irish certainly most credulous, but it was scarcely to be supposed that their credulity would extend so far as it has done in this instance. The arrival of our library was transformed into an importation of cart-loads of breviaries. The house was said to be covered over with crosses, the ground of which is traced to the coat of arms of Lord Boyne's family, which is sculptured on one of the pediments. The Fellows of course cannot marry, and the poor people in the neighbourhood were alarmed with the report, that all the females within ten miles round were to be sent away; the boys were to be starved; and they were to sit at their meals with their hands behind them, and their backs to the table: and these not mere idle popular rumours, but asserted by educated persons. The College said to be planned by, for the purpose of winning over the Irish to popery. I just put down these follies, to shew the feeling which prevails against us, and against which we have to struggle. In the meantime, a few candid observers do not hesitate to declare, that it is the greatest work which has been attempted for centuries in behalf of the Church of Ireland. The himself is perfectly satisfied, and no newspaper controversy has been provoked. The Warden and Fellows have ...

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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.1847 Excerpt: ... JOURNAL. Friday Morning, October 12, 1844.--Arrived in Dublin this morning after a calm passage, and came immediately to Trinity...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217842666

ISBN - 13:9780217842662

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