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Page 48 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 3 - if the English would neither in peace govern them by the law, nor in warre roote them out by the sword, must they not needs be pricks in their eyes, and thorns in their sides to the worlde's end?
Page 355 - ... from the penalties of the law, and your persons from the persecution to which they were subject. We are upon the brink of a formidable precipice, reach forth your hand to pull us back ; your zeal for the house of God will be thought no way the...
Page 7 - Wherein it is great wonder to see the odds which is between the zeal of Popish priests and the ministers of the gospel ; for they spare not to come out of Spain, from Rome, and from Rheims, by long toil and dangerous travelling hither, where they know peril of death awaiteth them, and no reward of riches is to be found, only to draw the people unto the Church of Rome...
Page 84 - Thomond, bearing the cap of maintenance: and after all these, the lord deputy followed, riding upon a most stately horse, very richly trapped, himself attired in a very rich and stately robe of purple velvet, which the king's majesty had sent him, having his train borne up by eight gentlemen of worth...
Page 138 - But when I came to open the book, and run over their deliberandums in the margin, I confess I was not so much moved since I came into Ireland. I told him certainly not a dean of Limerick, but an Ananias had sate in the chair of that committee ; however sure I was, Ananias had been there in spirit, if not in body, with all the fraternities and conventicles of Amsterdam ; that I was ashamed and scandalized with it above measure.
Page 170 - England, had declared there in a speech that the conversion of the papists in Ireland was only to be effected by the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other ; and Mr.
Page 234 - Leland, a Protestant clergyman, and dignitary of the Irish church) 'of the Irish Government and the English Parliament, was the utter extermination of all the Catholic inhabitants of Ireland.
Page 162 - ... saw such willingness and aptness in them to learn their exercises, and that mettle and gallant appearance, which would recommend them to be chosen for a service where a crown lay at stake, made no scruple to pronounce, that, considering how newly they had been raised, no Prince in the Christian world had, for their number, a better and more orderly body of men in his service.