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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...and other refractory cities were, by the terror of Mountjoy's arms, redueed successively to submission; till, at length, a ...
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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...and other refractory cities were, by the terror of Mountjoy's arms, redueed successively to submission; till, at length, a false and feverish peace, the work of the sword, was enforced throughout the whole kingdom. It was soon felt, however, how much more dangerous than open warfare were those suppressed, but still unqueuched hostilities which civil dissension seldom fails to leave behind. With the view, therefore, of enlisting law on the side of peace, --a rare event in the history of Irish legislation, --a Proclamation of General Indemnity and Oblivion was issued, which, though falling very far short of the results promised by its title, was yet of much use in calming the minds of the people, among whom, in that general confusion, there were few who had not, in some way or other, offended against the law. The same proclamation announced to the "Irishry," who had heard but rarely such cheering words from the throne, that they were all received by the king into his immediate protection; and this " bred," we are told, " such comfort and security in the hearts of the people, that thereupon ensued the (i) The friars, says Cox, had the confidence to come in their habits, with the crucifix exalted before them, and to tell the deputy that "the citizens of Waterford could not in conscience obey any prince that persecuted the catholic faith." calmest and most universal peace that ever was seen in Ireland." (') Taking courage from this state of affairs, Tyrone and the other great Irish lords felt themselves emboldened to petition the king for toleration of their religion. By James, however, it was deemed sufficient that the penal laws should not be executed, but remain, as they were then, in effect, suspended, ...
1845. Longman, Brown and Green. First. Book-Good, extremities rubbed. Tears in spine. Front hinge cracked. Gilt titles on spine. 7x4.5. 313pp. Blind-stamped decorated front and back boards. Library plate. A history of Gaelic and medieval Ireland, covers the Tudors and Stuarts to 1646.
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