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to the next judges of allize, or to the in such connty wherein found and jattice of peace at the pext general taken, or in any county where the quarter selfions.
king by commission under the great Juftices of peace may apprehend seal shall direct and appoint. and commit all popitha ecclefiafticks, This act to continue in force for who remain in this kingdom contrary fourteen years, and to the end of next 10 this act, and suppress all monaste. fefiion of parliament after expiration ries, friaries, nunneries, or other po. of said fourteen years, made perpetupub fraternities or societies : and shall al by 8th Ann. ch. 3.1. 17. give account in writing of their pro 2d Ann. ch. 6. 1701.-Whereas ceedings in execution of this act, at superstitions of popery are increased the next general quarter felkons, to be and upheld by pretened sanctity of there entered aod registered. If any places, as St. Patrick'spurgatory in the justice of the peace shall neglect do county Down, and wells, to which ing his duty in execution of this act, pilgrimages are made, by which the he fhall forleit [100. one moiety to public peace is disturbed, and safety the king, and the other to the inform of the government hazarded, it is en. e, and be disabled from serving as a acted, that all meetings and assemblies justice of peace during his life. for such purpose hall be adjudged riots
2d Ann. ch. 3d. 1702.-Every and unlawful assemblies, and punished clergyman of the popish religion, that as such-and all magiftrates are refall come into this kingdom at any quired to be diligent in putting the time after the ift of January, 1703, laws in force against all offenders, in fball be liable to the penalties by oth the above particulars. Will. 3d ch. 1. imposed on the popish Every person meeting or assembling ecclefiafticks therein mentioned, and there, forfeits, on conviction before a any person who shall knowingly har. magistrate, jos. one moiety to the inboar, relieve, conceal, or entertain any former, and the other to the poor, and fech clergyman, shall be liable to the on default of payment to be publicly penalties by said act of gth Will. 3d whipped, which is to be inflicted with. ch. 1, imposed on the harbourers, re. in twenty-four hours after order for relievers, add concealers of the popish fame - Every person who at such asecclebaticks therein mentioned, to semblies, builds booths, sells abe, vietu. be levied in same manner. Every als, or other commodities, forteiis on fubject to use his utmost diligence in conviction before a maniftrate, 208, to apprehending such clergymen-If any be levied by distress and file of the justice of the peace neglect doing goods of the offender, and in default bis daty in execution of this a&t, he of distress, by the imprisonment of the fhall forfeit f100, one moiety to the offender till payment, the said 205. to king, and the other to the informer, be applied to the service of the public, 2nd be disabled from ferying as a in such manner as the sessions shall joftice of the peace during his life.- appoint. And magistrates are reEvery person who has returned, or quired to demolish all croses, pictures, come, and offended contrary to faid and is scriptions that are any where act of 9th Will. 3d ch. i. or who publicly set up, and are the occasions fall at any time hereafter return, or of any popish supersion. come into this kingdom contrary to 2d Ann. ch. 7. 1702.---Popish the said act, or to this act, shall and priests now in the kingdom, at next may be indiated, and tried for fame session after St. John the Baptist, 1704
Mall return to the clerks of the peace, All subjects to use diligence in ap. their names, abode, mis, parithes, prehending such as are not registered. time ard place of receiving orders, --If a magiitrate neglects his duty in ani from wijom, and give sucurity for execution of :his all, he forfeits 15. gooib.haviour, and not to remove to one moiety to the kiog. and the other other parts of the kingdom, under ihe to the informier. penalty of transportation as popith re. This ad to continue in force to the gulars, anel incurring like penalties up. 21st of Se;ember 1708, and to the on their retura in the lane, ag po. end of the then next sellions of par. pith regulars are liable io, under the liament. oth Will. 3d ch. 1. and the clerks of This act made perpctual by the of the peace hall tranfinit, in ten days 8th Ann, Ann. ch. 3. f. 17. ofier the fellions, such return (on 8:1 Ann. ch. 3. 1708.-No popish paia of (10.) to the clerk of the coun. parish priest, fall keep or have any cil, who is to give a receipt without popish curate, aliitant, or coadjutor ; fee, (on pain of 1,10.) and the return and ev. ry popish parish priest, that so transmitted, may be viewed without shall keep any such popish curate, alfee.- Popish priests neglecting to re- fiftant, or coadjutor, ihall loose the begifter pursuant to this act, shall leave nefit of having been registered, and the kingdom before 20:h of June, hall incur and suffer all the pains and 1706, on pain of prosecution as popish penalties of a popish regular, and shall regulars.- No popish prielt fhall keep be prosecuted as such, and every such nor have any popith curate, alliftant, popish curate, asiilaot or coadjutor, or coadjutor.
shall be deemed and taken as a popish This act to continue in force for regular, and shall be prosecuted and five years, and until the end of the proceeded against accordingly. next succeeding parliament, and no If any person after the ift of Sere longer.
tember, 1709, hall discover any archIt never was continued, and it is of bishop, bishop, vicar general, dean, course expired.
jefuit, monk, friar, or any other regu4th Ano. ch. 2. 1704. Popish Lar popish clergyman, or any papist exprieits, or persons exercising the of. ercising any ecclefiaflical jurildiction, fice of popish priests, other than such or any recular popish clergyman who priests who have actualiy registered, hath not been legally registered, so as pursuant to the 2d Ann. ch. 7. if found the faid regular or secular clergynan in this kingdom after 24th of June, be apprehended and legally convicted, 1705, thall be liable to the penalties every person making, fuch discovery, by gth Will. 3d ch, 1. imposed on the thall receive as a reward for the fame, popish ecclesiasticks therein mention the several fums following, viz [.50. ed. -Any person who shall, after 24th for every archbishop, bihop, vicar geof June 1705, knowingly harbour, neral, or other persons exercisiga any relieve, conceal, or entertain any such foreign ecclesiastical jurisdiction in unregistered popish priest, or person this realm, and the sum of 4, 20. for exercising the office of popish priest, each regular clergyman, and each feThall be liable to the penalties by 9th cular clergyman not registered pursuWill. 3d ch. 1. imposed on the har- ant to the law, to be levied on the pobourers, relievers, and concealers of pith inhabitants of the county, where the popish ecclefiafticks thercin men- such re ular or secular ropiii clergytioned, to be leveid in faid manner.
man did respectively esercile înch to
re go jarildigion, or officiate as a po. heretofore taken and subscribed, or pith pries, and shall be convicted who shall hereafter cake and subscribe thereof.
the outh of allegiance and declaration, 'Two juftices may summon any pa- prescribed by 13th and 14th Geo. 3d. pift Gxteen years old to appear before in the manner and form herein fpeci. them in three days, at a certain sime fred and set forth, and who shall re. and place not above five miles from gifter his christian and surnames, place his babitation. If such papist fhall of abode, age and parish, if he have a seglect to appear, or appearing, shall parish, and the time and place of his refufe to give his teftimony on oath, first and every orber popish orders, where, and wheo he heard, or was and from whom he received them, present at the celebration of the popish with the diocese where his place of mafs, and who celebrated the fame, abode is, shall after the passing of this and who, and what persons were pre- act, be subject to any of the penalties, fect at the celebration thereof, and incapacities, or disabilities mentioned likewise for, and touching the being in gth W:ll. 3d ch. 1. 2d. Ann. ch. reldeace and abode of any popish re. 3. 2d. Ann. ch. 6. 2d. Ann. ch. 7. galar clergyman, wbo may be disguis. 4th. Ann. ch. 2. 8th Ann, ch. 3. ed, concealed, or itinerant in the coun. No benefit to regular popish clergy, ty, and also fully answer to all such who fall not be in the kingdom at matters, circumftancc aod things for, the time of pafing this act, nor to any and touching such popisa person of. regular popish clergy then in this fending, within thirty days, contrary kingdom who shall not have taken and to this and the former act, to pre- subscribed the said oath, and registere Tent the further growth of popery, ed his name and additions six months such papist fhall be imprisoned for ore after the palling of this act, nor to any year, unless he or she pays a sum not popish ecclefiaftick, who Thall not upa exceeding £20. to the poor of the pa. on his change of place of abode, or rih-the papist fo examined and con. of popish orders, or removal from the felling, fhall be discharged from any parish towhich he had so returned, and penalty by him incurred, by reason of as often as it shall so happen, make a any offeece so confessed.
return of fich change and removal Popish priests registered pursuant to within fix months after it shall hapa the act for that purpose, shall take the pen, to the then register of the dio. oath of abjuration, before the 25th of cele, where he had originally register. March, 1710, in one of the Four ed his name and additions as aforeCourts, or at some quarter fellions fait. held for the place where such popish No benefit to any popith ecclefiar. priests were registered; upon neglect tick, who fall oficiate in any church or refusal, and after said 25th Marcli, or chapel with a steeple or a bell, or 1710, celebrating mass, or officiating as at any funeral in any church orchurch. a popish priest, fuch popih priest thall yard, or who thall exercise, any of incur and suffer such penalties as a the rites or ceremonies of the popish popish regular clergyman convict is religion, or wear the habits of their
order, fave within their several places No popish priest shall officiate in of worship, or in private houses, or any parih, except that for which he who shall use any fyinbol or mark of was regi tered, under the penalties ecclefiaflick dignity or authority, or à popili regular convict is liable to assume or take any ecclefiaftick rank
zist and 22d Geo. 3. ch. 24 1782. or title whatsoever. -No popith ecclefiastick, who hath
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tance with which the boon was bee
ftowed to the Catholics only displayed When a Catholic philosophet takes the expediency or rather the necessity an extended view of the revolutions of such a public favourable measure and vicissitudes in human affairs for being adopted by the English governthese last thirty years, when rising ment. above the petty cabal and the party We have our ears every day din'd spirit of the times, he looks abroad in by the brawling of political hypocrites to the world and contemplates the feu. who would fain make the people of pendous works which Providence to ef- Ireland believe that they owe all the feet its own wise ends, has performed; political favours they have received when he secs a conspiracy of infidels, to the benignity, the affection, and the in France, against the R. C. faith, generosity of their sister country. bafiled and made the means of exalt-: The British may have been a gene. ing that faith to the greatest glory ; rous race, but certainly their charity when he sees almost all the anti-ca. 'never began at home. We are mightholic princes of the continent fallen tily inclined to think that it was a fron their high protestant estate into an- like generosity which gave Ireland in nihilation or infignificance ; but parti. 1782 her legillative independence, that cularly, when he sees the circumstan. has for these last thirty years exerted ces of Europe and the world forcing its munificent influence in favour of the English people into a system of li- the Irish catholic. When we read berality and toleration ; what a tric over the melancholy pages of our his. umph must he not enjoy ? With what : tory not a bright passage can we find contemptuous satisfaction must not he where this proverbial British generosity behold the puny efforts of men against recommends itself even by one solita. a religion defended by the spirit of ry noble deed to after-love or to after. God? He must feel that the blood glory. The very Stuarts for whom lof his forefathers was not ingloriously the Irish incessantly shed their purest or yainly spilt; he must be convinced blood, rewarded their obstinate, their that Ireland having expiated her na. too pertinacious loyalty with the basest tional crimes, is destined shortly to be ingratitude, with the most scornfull forHappy. The old man who looks back getfullness. Everyone knows that it was to the days that are gone by, who re- during the ministerial reign of l'ite the members the persecutions of his fa. college of Maynooth was founded. ther's time, wonders and rejoices at le was Lord Camden too that laid the the change in favour of his religion. foundation stone. Both these states. The contrastindeed is strikiog between men were indeed affectionately at. a fyftem of animosity, bigotry and tached to the old religion of Ireland. blood, and one of quies and concilia. No Irish Catholic at present can dwell tion.
on the memory of the former without The greatest mark of the revolution enthusiasm, and the name of the latter in public sentiment from intolerance to revisits his ear with all the sweet en. liberality, what most attests the ra. dearment of the most happy remempidly encreasing toleration of our age brance. These were the men thro? is the establishment of an Iris Catholic whom British generosity chose to convey College at Maynooth. The foundation to the Irish her spontaneous blessings. of this college was certainly an æra We have been very diligent in our auspicious to lieland; for the reluc- endeavours to come at the private his.
tory of the Catholic college, and to state of the college bas been always learn the coure of studies followed in misrepresented to them. Very few the boase, knowing that such a subject are acquainted with the true characmost bighly interest the whole catholic ter of the Lay Lord above alluded to. body, as its welfare involves what to We wish that the people knew him, them has always been the dearest con- and then we should not see them federation, their religion. Every in. blindly repose in him that confidence formation that could be got concerning which his nature must make him it, we have obtained from the most abuse. The manner in which he has authentic source, and we feel the ute used the little power, attached to his mok forrow in declaring that we have office as a trullee of Maynooth col. been greatly disappointed in the fan- lege, displays more the lowliness and guine bopes we entertained of the the yindictiveness of his mind, than foorishing state of this establish any other part of his public conduct. ment.
The smallest portion of power, was It is a melancholy truth that for enough to turn the head of a man re. these fix years past this college has markable for nothing more than a been very badly governed. This is weak, drivelling, but cunning intelleét. the more astonishing when we confi. He is we are told, a complete absolute der the character of the men to whose monarch in his little college kingdom, care it bas been entrusted. The board and he exercises his sway most upof trustees con Gists of the most respect- mercifully. He has carried his high able and the most dignified of the Ca. crushing principles so far, that in the tholic bishops of Ireland. That such course of last year, he perfecuted with men who possess so much pure integrity the most unabaring animofity, a young of life, and so much fanctity of manners man, a student of the college, for no fhould be warped from their duty by other known reason, than because the aby little party squabbles, aflords a young man resented an unjust and gloomy picture of human nature ; our wanton expulsion pronounced against aftopishment however foon subsided him by the president, who happened when we heard that a certain lay Lord to be a favourite with the Lay Lord. whom we have had occasion to men. The student appealed to the trustees tion in another place, holds a very for redress against his Lord bip's minipredominating influence in the cabinet on. His Lordship presided at the board, of the Bishops. Unsuspecting men and the unalisted student (whose bi. unused to the intrigue or iniquity of the shop was influenced to withdraw bis world may have been imposed on by protection from him) was treated with fpecious cuoning, wearing the appears the most sovereign contempt. The ance of religious zeal. At best we ftudent however, determined if porn. have no other apology to make for the ble to clear his character from the itig. bishops, for suffering themselves to be ma of expulfion, and boldly brought duped into a dereliction of their duty, his cause before Lord Manners and and a total peglect of the true interest the other visitors at the triennial vilicaof the college. We can never imputetion in June Jast. The Lay Lord, to them a wilful design of injuring that who himself had retaine counsei againft establishment to which alone they can the Student, had the impudence to fit now look for a fucceffion in the ca. on the same bench with the judges, tholic ministry ; and the only alterna. but in despite of all his endeavours, tive however that remains for the sal. the fudent was trigaphantly rein725:on of their chara&ters is that the stated in the college his orilfbip's