The English In Ireland In The Eighteenth Century Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Anthony Froude

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... persons of undoubted reputation, were prosecuted in the bishops' courts as fornicators, for cohabiting with their own wives."a i Loyalty of the Pretbyteriaw in Ireland. Beign of Queen Anne. Too late the English ministers became conscious of their mistake, and endeavored to repair it. The intolerable absurdity of crippling the right arm of Irish Protestantism, with the Pretender threatening a descent on Scotland, was too glaringly obvious. If the Test Act was to be the only reality, and the Popery Acts were to be left to sleep, the Test must be taken off again, and some fresh acts passed against the Catholics, of which evasion should be impossible. The Earl of Pembroke was sent over in Ormond's place to introduce, if possible, some elements of common sense into the distracted administration. Never constant for more than a year or two to a definite policy, the history of the English Government of Ireland is, from first to last, a history of attempts to rule by humoring the party which was for the moment uppermost, of the wildest blunders permitted for an immediate object, to be followed by efforts always ineffectual to undo them after the mischief had been accomplished. Pembroke came to Dublin in the summer of 1707, bringing with him George Doddington as secretary. The Earl of Sunderland, brought for a time into office, used the opportunity to press a reversal, if possible, of the extraordinary policy of the Test clause; and though his influence was far from paramount in Godolphin's administration, it can be traced in Dod-dington's appointment, and in the language of Pembroke's speech at the opening of the Irish Parliament, which dwelt generally, but emphatically, on the danger from the overwhelming numbers of the Catholics, the necessity...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... persons of undoubted reputation, were prosecuted in the bishops' courts as fornicators, for cohabiting with th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217797776

ISBN - 13:9780217797771

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