Some Worthies Of The Irish Church; Lectures Delivered In The Divinity School Of The University Of…

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byGeorge Thomas Stokes

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI MARSH'S LIBRARY--ITS HISTORY AND CONTENTS I PROMISED that I would on this day tell you something of the institution which causes Archbishop Marsh to be still well known amongst us; and that is his library, which he purchased and endowed.1 The very endowment is a historical matter. Marsh had an objection, like a good many other old-fashioned divines, to purchasing confiscated church or abbey lands, as he thought they did not prosper with their possessors. But he had no objection to purchasing the confiscated lands of private individuals. Nov/ after the defeat of King James II. the property and lands of his adherents were all brought into the market and sold at Chichester House, which then stood upon the site now occupied by the Bank of Ireland. You will find lists of the properties then sold--and they generally sold for a mere song, as no one could tell how soon the Jacobites would be up again--in the National Library and other great collections in Dublin, or in the Reports of the Record Commission for 1825, if you are specially interested in the social life of the seventeenth century. Tyrconnell had during his Viceroyalty 1 A useful and interesting paper on Marsh's Library, from the pen of the present librarian, the Rev. Newport J. D. White, B.D., appeared in the Library Association Record for March, 1899 (vol. i. p. 133). made himself very obnoxious to the Protestants, whom he treated in a tyrannical manner, as King describes in his Book on the State of the Irish Protestants in 1688-90, so that lying Dick Talbot, as they used to call him,1 could expect no mercy if Providence had not removed him by apoplexy before the surrender of Limerick. But Tyrconnell had very powerful court influence, which served his wife in good stead, so that she could ...

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI MARSH'S LIBRARY--ITS HISTORY AND CONTENTS I PROMISED that I would on this day tell you something of the institution...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217875661

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