An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 eBook

Mary Frances Cusack
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[454] Long—­Dunboy and other Poems, by T.D.  Sullivan, Esq.

[455] Place—­Hibernia Pacata, vol. ii. p. 559.

[456] Life.—­Hib.  Pac. vol. ii. p. 578.

[457] Disaffection.—­Dr. Moran quotes a letter from Dublin, written 26th Feb., 1603, which says that he imparted great edification to the faithful by his constancy, and that the whole city of Cork accompanied him with its tears.

[458] Rebels.—­Commission from the Lord Deputy to Harvey.—­See the document in extenso, Hib, Pac. vol ii. p. 447.

[459] Pain.—­Hib.  Pac. p. 659.

[460] Followers.—­The father and mother of the celebrated historian, O’Sullivan were amongst the number of those who reached Leitrim in safety.  Philip, the author, had been sent to Spain while a boy in 1602, for his education:  the whole family joined him there soon after.  Dr. O’Donovan is not correct in his genealogy.  It is well known that the real representative of the family is Murtough O’Sullivan, Esq., of Clohina, co.  Cork.

[461] Presinct.—­History of the University of Dublin, by W.B.S.  Taylor.  London, 1845.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Accession of King James—­Joy of the Irish Catholics—­Their Disappointment—­Bishops, Priests, and Laity imprisoned for the Faith—­Paul V. encourages the Catholics to Constancy—­Plot to entrap O’Neill and O’Donnell—­Flight of the Earls—­Ulster is left to the Mercy of the English Nation—­The Plantation commences—­Chichester’s Parliament, and how he obtained Members—­Death of James I., and Accession of Charles—­The Hopes of the Catholics are raised again—­They offer a large sum of Money to obtain “Graces”—­It is accepted, and the “Graces” are treacherously refused—­The Plantation of Connaught—­How Obedience was enforced and Resistance punished—­Conspiracy to seize Dublin—­Sir Phelim O’Neill-Massacre of Island Magee.

[A.D. 1605-1642.]

Great was the joy of the Irish nation when James the First of England and the Sixth of Scotland ascended the throne.  The people supposed him to be a Catholic in heart, and a prince in feeling.  They should have judged less favourably of one who could see his mother sacrificed without making one real effort to avert her doom.  His weakness, obstinacy, and duplicity, helped to prepare the way for the terrible convulsion of English society, whose origin was the great religious schism, which, by lessening national respect for the altar, undermined national respect for the throne.

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