An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 eBook

Mary Frances Cusack
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[516] Carew.—­The tradition of the country says that this vengeance was excited by the complaints of a lady, with whom the Lord President had some gallantries, and whose conduct Keating had reproved publicly.

[517] Scholars.—­We have been favoured with an accurate photograph of this inscription, by William Williams, Esq., of Dungarvan, from which the engraving given above has been made.  The view of Tubrid Churchyard is also engraved from a sketch with which he has favoured us.  It is hoped that many Irishmen in distant lands will look with no little interest on these beautifully executed engravings, and breathe a blessing on the memory of the good and gifted priest.  A Keating Society was established a few years ago, principally through the exertions of Mr. Williams and the Rev. P. Meany, C.C.  A Catechism in Irish has already appeared, and other works will follow in due time.

[518] Brought us.—­Regal Visitation Book.  A.D. 1622, MS., Marsh’s Library, Dublin.

[519] Excluded.—­History of England, People’s Edition, part ii. p. 156.

[520] Desired.—­See the Hamilton Manuscripts, Ulster Arch.  Jour. vol. iii. pp. 155-147.  Blair complains also that his patron “would receive the sacrament kneeling.”

[521] England.—­“The diet, housing, and clothing of the 16,000 families above-mentioned [those were the middle class] is much the same as in England; nor is the French elegance unknown in many of them, nor the French and Latin tongues.  The latter whereof is very frequent among the poorest Irish, and chiefly in Kerry, most remote from Dublin.”—­Political Anatomy of Ireland, Petty, p. 58.

[522] Antwerp.—­Descrittione dei Paesi Bassi: Anvers, 1567.

[523] Paid.—­The Sovereignly of the British Seas: London, 1651.

[524] Little.—­Hib.  Pac.

[525] Head.—­The tract entitled Killing no Murder, which had disturbed Cromwell’s “peace and rest,” and obliged him to live almost as a fugitive in the country over which he had hoped to reign as a sovereign, still left its impression on English society.  The miserable example of a royal execution was a precedent which no amount of provocation should have permitted.

[526] Writer.—­Merchant’s Map of Commerce: London, 1677.

[527] Sex.—­The Interest of Ireland in its Trade and Wealth, by Colonel Lawrence:  Dublin, 1682.

[528] Tobacco.—­A Table of the Belfast Exports and Imports for the year 1683, has been published in the Ulster Arch.  Jour. vol. iii. p. 194, which fully bears out this statement, and is of immense value in determining the general state of Irish commerce at this period.  There are, however, some mistakes in the quotations of statistics, probably misprints.

[529] March.—­Gilbert’s Dublin, vol. i. p. 178.

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