The Priest's Blessing; Or, Poor Patrick's Progress From This World To A Better

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHarriett Jay

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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.1881 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. FATHER FLANNIGAN IS MAGNANIMOUS. HE next day MacCollop had a good deal of work to do. First he had to call at every cabin on the estate and warn the tenants that the rent day had come, and then he had to make his report to his employer. Very soon after breakfast therefore he started off, mounted on a sturdy pony, which could have carried him blindfold across the bog. He called at several houses with very bad luck indeed; was clearly regarded as an intruder, and met with hostile looks whereever he went. The fact is, the success which had attended their efforts to intimidate the late proprietor had made these people somewhat tyrannous, and in their small way they had, through the medium of the Priest, got hold of some of the ideas about Home Rule, which their betters were engaged in scattering so profusely abroad. Instead of applying the philosophy of selfgovernment to Ireland generally, they applied it to Patrickstown alone. It would be so much better, they thought, if a gentleman of an easy-going disposition and good Roman Catholic principles would buy up Patrickstown. Then their Priests would never be interfered with, and they would be allowed to remain as they were, to toil on from generation to generation. Dragging at each remove a lengthening chain of filth and ignorance and superstition. v In the present state of things they were constantly being annoyed. The late proprietor of the village had been a Sassenach, i.e., a Protestant Irishman, who had wofully misunderstood them--for not only had he made an attempt to finish the school, and thus acted in direct opposition to the wishes of the Priest, but he had actually enforced the sanitary law to the extent of making several of his tenants lodge their cattle in barns, while they occupied the ho...

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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.1881 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. FATHER FLANNIGAN IS MAGNANIMOUS. HE next day MacCollop had a good deal of work to do. First he had to call at every c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217632467

ISBN - 13:9780217632461

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