Lives Of Illustrious And Distinguished Irishmen (volume 4, pt. 1); From The Earliest Times To…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byJames Wills

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... church, and the archhishop obtained a fast and faithful friend, and a providential asylum in the hour of need. The new archbishop was congratulated on all sides on his promotion. But the letter of the bishop of Kilmore upon the occasion, maybe here extracted as the most convenient and interesting illustration of the preceding reflections, and as best fulfilling the historic portion of our task. It is cited by Dr Mant, as "opening a general prospect of the actual condition of the Irish church" at the time. "Most Reverend and my honourable good Lord "I do congratulate with unspeakable joy and comfort, your preferment, and that both out of the true and unfeigned love I have ever borne you for many years continued, as also out of an assured and most firm persuasion that God hath ordained you a special instrument for the good of the Irish church, the growth whereof, notwithstanding all his majesty's endowments and directions, receives every day more impediments than ever. And that not only in Ulster, but begins to spread itself into other places; so that the inheritance of the church is made arbitrary at the council table; impropriators in all places may hold all ancient customs, only they, upon whom the cure of souls is laid, are debarred. St Patrick's Ridges which you know belonged to the fabric of that church, are taken away: within the diocese of Armagh, the whole clergy being all poor vicars and curates, by a declaration of one of the judges this last circuit, (by what direction I know not,) without speedy remedy will be brought to much decay, the which I rather mention, because it is within your province. The more is taken away from the king's clergy, the more accrues to the pope's; and the servitors and undertakers, who should be instruments for settlin...

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... church, and the archhishop obtained a fast and faithful friend, and a providential asylum in the hour of need. The new archbis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504426

ISBN - 13:9780217504423

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