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lity enough to give then a place in was resortsd to by much more aume your Magazine,

rous crowds of broken Soldiers, and I am, Sir, &c. &c. ruined Irish en. A PLAIN BLUNT MAN. High-ftreet, March 25.

Pleased with his guests the good man

learned to glow, And quite forgot their vices in their

woe. The Itfe of Mr. Charles Conor.

Almost the whole of life pafies (Coptioued from January's Magazine) away in little incidents of no import

ance to pofterity; but though years Here Mr O'Conor escapes notice thus imperceptibly glide on before the tatil 1743, and I find o thing worth retrofpe&tive eye of history, yet they meolioning relating to him, except are filled up by the common occurthat he had commenced housekeeper rences of life, and the interfices,' on a farm, which his father gave up says Dr. Johnson, between those to bim, when he was married; there events which memori can detail with be employed himself in domestic and dignity, are far from being the leasi literary porsuits until 1749, when his important in social intercourse. ince father died, and his house was the re- they are the most frequent, and make sort of such of the native Irish as fym. the cup of nortality iweet or bitter, pathised in the melancholy tale of as the air makes us fick or healthy, their ancient and recent misfortunes ; we breathe it without attention and his Irish hospitality even at this period enjoy it without gratitude.' Vas too well known to require an ad- Among those mental endowments dition from the oftentatious display of which tend to render trivial things a the Mc. Swineys.* Intimately ac. source of happiness in domestic life, I quainted with Mr. Contarine the reckon as principal ingredient, that country clergyman, on whom Gold. calm serenity of temper, the uncloud. smith passes the most deserved eulogy ed sunfhine of the mind, without in his deserted village. He was like which, 'virtue itself is autterity, aod bim,

learning is but a forniduble indow.

ment.' Of all Mr. O'Conor's (0. More best to raise the wretched, than gaging qualities this was the predomito rise.

nant; by avoiding every appearance

of superiority, he encouraged among but with this difference of being a ro- his inferiors a freedom by which he man catholic, and a native, his house often reaped solid advantages; he got

a nearer view of the pallions of his co

ten poraries ; a more extensive krow. Ν Ο Τ Ε.

ledge of their family connexions, and

a confidence which men feldom re• lo the parish of Kilmurry, and pose in their equals, and never in their county of Cork, the Mc. Swineys set superiors in fortune or abilities. Nor up a stone near Clodagh, on which was it among the better fort only that they infcribed in Irish an invitation to he gained friends by his easy familiaall passengers to repair for entertain. rity; he descended into kind convermect to the house of Mr. Swisey.

fation with the lower orders on their

various

various connexions interests and do. laws supposed and the great affected mestic concerns; and in so doing, he to suppose that no such people existed preserved a dignity of deportnient, their religion drew an insuperable line which though it placed him at too between them and their rulers, and grcat a distance to be considered in the history is filent relative to their dothe light of a companion, placed him mestic transactions, except when Prinear enough to be held by the.n in the mate Loulter condescends, inthe fulllight of a friend.

ness of his zeal for the interests of ano. Omois Arristippum decuit color et ther nation, to advert to the Jacobitftatus, ct es,

ism of those whom he styles the Papists Secianten majora, fere præsentibus. of Ireland ; or when fanaticism lights a æquum,

torch of persecution on their obscuYet Aristipus ev'ry dress became, rity Thro' ev'ry various change of life the But this fileoce extorts even from same,

the most unwilling an acknowledgeAnd though he aim'd at things of ment that the dispositions of the lower, higher kind,

orders were peaceable and orderly Yet to the present, held an equal during these unhappy times ; for it is mind.

the patnre of party to be active in ac. Many of the poor were indebted to cumulating mistepresentation, No. him for the promotion of their chil- thing contributes more than this to dren in the church at home, and the the uncertainty of history, and even armies abroad, he joined in their sports without its influence, there is some. played their old music, was thc favo. thing malevolent in the generality of rite of their clergy, and attained to historians, which makes them induro, such a degree of popularity among trious in recording every thing that is them as no one person experienced wicked, and configning every thing since the days of counsellor M.Do- that is virtuous io oblivion. But it nagh, and no one person has any prof. would seem that party dresses this pect of ever attaining again. He was malevolence in a manoer peculiar to the writer of their pedigrees, the re- herself; let any person compare the ceiver of small remittances for many histories of Lutheranism and Calvin. from France, Spain and Germany, he ism, by Maimbourg, with those of recounted to them the adventures of Robertson, Seckendorf, Bayle and many of their fathers after the battle Jurieu, he will find the same facts fet of Aghrim, he added a native grace to down in different lights, evidence is his Irish narratives, and knew how to darkened, truth is embroiled, * and captivate a people with those genius unhappily we have but too much reaand manners he was intimately ac-, son not to expect from most historiquainted. It was on this account that ans any thing but the spirit, the preO More of Ballyna called him Ulti- judices, the interests, and the tastes mus Romanorum. Convinced that of the party on whose fide they in all systems, the greater number must write. be poor, he loved to inculcate in a * There is this inconvenience to thousand shapes, such old maxims as be borne with when we read books helped to alleviate the calamities he that are written by persons who are was not able to remove.

attached to party, that we cannot dilo During Lord Carteret's administra. cover the truth therein ; facts are tion from 1725, 10 1731, the poor disguised, the reasons for both sides of Ireland experienced a conlide- not related with all their force rable share of lenity, even in the or exactoess. Bruyere, Charact. p. the interior parts of the kingdom; the 121.

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A colle Bica of fome of the Mafacres, pany, and two more, were hanged by

and earder's committed on the Irisb the then Governor of the fort of Gia iz irland.

way; the laid lord being then of his

Majesty's army, for which action no (Cretinued from page 57.] repar.con being given to his lordship,

he pretended it to be the occasion of Connty of Mayo.

his revolt from the lord 112rquais of

Clanricard. A party of the garrison In this County few murders were of the said fori murdered six people committed by either side, tho' the in Rinveel, among whom one juicy 1:021 faith, that about 256 protestants Fiiz-Thibot, aged about 70 years, were murdered, whereof ai Bellicke, and in in a burning fever, with his 220, whereas not one person was inuró wife who was old, were murdered in dered there, which the now lady of their beds; which action provoked Mounirath can witness; her ladyship many of the neighbours to land on and Sr Robert Hanna, her father, with their guard against the said fort, many others having retreated ihither Richard Bourk, a colonel in his for security, were all conveyed lafe Majesty's army, had quarter given him to Manor-Hanilion; and it is observe by some of colonel Coote's men, he able, that the said lady, and the rest, being taken in a Skirmith between cocame to Mr. Owen O'Rorkes, who lonel Grace, and some of Cromwell's kept a Garrison at Drumahier, for the party, and being prisoner for some Iníh, be ore they came to Manor- time, colonel Henry Ingoldsby caused Hamilton, whofe brother was prisoner, his head 10 be cut off. wah Sir Frederick Hamilton, and the 1652, 1653. It was a usual prace said Mr. Rozke, having so many per. tise with colonel Stubbers, then goverfons of quality in his hands, fent to Sir por of Galway, and others commandFrederick to enlarge his brother, and ing in faid county, to take the people that he would convey them all safe out of their beds at night, and fell to bim : but Sir Frederick, instead of them for Naves to the Indies, and by enlarging his brother, hang’d him ihe computation sold out of faid county next day, which might have well pro- above 1000 souls. Foked the gentleman to revenge, if he had not more humanity, than could Murders com mitted in the said counbe well expected upon such an occa- ry of Galway on proteftants, Con, and in times of so great confusion, yer he lent ibem all late where they 1642. It is confes'd, that two desired.

protestants were murdered in that There was a murder committed County, whereof one was a minister, Dear the Moyn on 27 protestanis, as the libel says, but it is most certain which was all (and that too many) the lord marquis of Clanricard caused that was committed in that county. the three men, who murdered one of Buchanan, said to be buryed alive, them, to be hanged in gibbets in three was kill'd in a private quarrel, and he several places ; and by his loidihip's cut off his adversary's hand, before orders, Sir Roger O'Shaghnely hang'd botell was killed.

ibe iwo cow-herds who murdered the

other. Lord Clanmorris having de. County of Galway, and province of clared against the said fori fer hanging Connaugbr.

his fergeant, as above express’d, took

sergeant Rowlright, and two or three 1642. Serjeant Redmund Bouik, meie of the soldiers of said fort, pilof the lord of Clonmoor is's foco cono laging a village near Galway, and

hanged

hanged Rowlright, and the other O'Connor ; and no murder was comthree.

mitted at Billaleague, during the war A barbarous murder was committed altho' in the ja uphlet the contrary is by one Edward Alta, an irreligious expressed ; nor was auy luch man as prophane fellow of the county Mayo, William Siewart known in that counand his accomplices, on some proel- ty, nor to have been murdered there, tants at Shruel

, a place meeting Gal. tho’ the abstract fets forth his being way, on about 30 persons ; and the murdered in 'a most barbarous inan. pamphleteer might well remember, ner. that the neighbouring gentry came, with all expedition to rescue the said

County of Leitrim. Protestants; and that they did rescue the bishop of Killala, (who by the 1641. It was commonly known to both pamphlet seems to have been mur- fides how cruel the Governor of Ma. dereit) and his wife and children, with nor-hamileon was in that county, the most part of said proteflants ; and how he usually invited Gentlemen in Bryan Kilkenny a friar, then guardian dine with him, and hang'd them after of the abhey of Ross, near Shruel, dinner, and caused their thighs to be was of the first that made hafte to that broke with hatchets before execurion. rescue, and brought the faid bishop's Also the said governor, being in Ulwife and children, with several others ster when the rebellion broke 'forik, of the said diftiefed protestants, to his desired one Mr. Iraght (a gentleman monaftery, where they found as much who profess'd much itiendihip to him) çivility, as was in the said friar's powa to do him the favour to guide him in er to give them for feveral nights, until fafety to Manor-Hamilton aforesaid, Mr. Burke o Castle Hacket, brought which the gentlemon did, and came the faid bishop, his wife and family, near an hundred miles with hiın, but to his own house, where they wanted after being friendly treated for lone nothing he could afford them for days by the said governor, he was some weeks; the like being done hy hanged without the least occasion ; several other neighbouring gentlemen neither was the gentleman in the reto the rest of the said protefiants, un- bellion, but was hanged left he should. til they were sent to places of security The libel says, three protestants were by the Lord Marquis of Clanricard's murdered in this county; but on due order ; yet the said friar hath been examination, it will be fonnd there ilrese eight years past, kept a prisoner was none. for his function or cailing, vithout any other crime laid 10 his charge, now

County of Sligo. being above 80 years old. And it is observable, thai in this county of Here is none at this time, who can Galway all the war time, several pro- give any exact account of the murders testant ministers, viz. Dean York, Mr. committed in this County, but one reCorroyn, Mr. Kelly, and other toinif markable murder in Crane's-Castle in ters, had their protestant flocks and the town of Sligo, the Irish had a parmeetings, withost interruption, living ty commanded by Major Richard among the Irish.

Burke, (who after obtaining quarter

to march away) to the rumber of County of Roscommon. aboat 200 were murdered rendering

the castle. This Sir Audley Meryne No murders were committed by any knoweth to be true. party in this county, only five pero fons at Ballünasada by one Roger

[To be Continued.)

Account of the Yurder of Lord Ma. On the Keening of the Irish. guire in 1611.

THE Irish while yet untainted by WHEN that unfortunate young the fastidious manners and specious innobianan, an hereditary peer of the novati:ns of their rude and barbarous rean, by a kind of a Trial before a invaders, were always remarkable for Middlesex Jury, and an English. Judge, their funeral lamentations, and once as convicted of impuied treasons were celebrated for their musical art in committed in Ireland, he was drawn their last sad offices to their departed on a hurdle to Tyburn and there exe- friends. Formerly these duries were Coted. In his last melancholy mo- performed by dressing the body of the ments, without a friend to sooth or a deceased in grave clothes, ornamenting priel lo console hinn, a fanatical villain it with flowers, and placing it on a bier; asuming the name and dress of a cler. when the relations and keener's ranging Ey man, a creature and tool of the legal themselves in two divisions, one at the murderers, obtruded himself at the place . head, and two at the feet of the corpse of execntion on the young nobleman, the ehief bard of the head chorus, with an hypocritical and insuling bar. sofily accompanied by the harp, sung barity, addressed hiin.elf in this man- The funeral song ; this being ended, Der, " Mr. Maguire it is not your the foot semichorus began the lamen Ave Marias that will do you any good,'' tation, or ulluloo, in which ihey were " for Jesus Christ's sake, (answered answered by the head semichorus. his lordship,) I beseech you to give After this, the chief bard of the foot me a litle time to prepare myself.” semichorus began the second gol or laThe Sheriff the searched his pockers, mentation, in which he was answered and found his rosary, beads and crucie by that of the head; and then, as be. fix, which he immediately took away, fore, both united in the general full teläng him attie same time, you must chorus. Thus, alternately were the song either go to Heaven or Hell, if you do and choruses solemnly performed during no! make on ingenuous confession, the night. But whaiever merit and dica your case is desperate," do you account corum there might formerly be in those the shedding of Protestant blood to be a vocal obsequies of the Irish, they have sin, or not, his lordship replied, “I at present very little either of melody, think the Irish had a just cause for their harmony or dignity. The desolating wars, for God's sake, let me say my sword and policy of the invader, unrepravers."

lentingly, directed against our ancient All this while, says the lying and bi- institutions, succeeded in destroying gatied Sir Jobn Tenuple, his eyes every dignified establishment that were fixed on his papers, mumbling tended to remind us of the name and over something out of them, (ihat is, attachments of our independent coun. he was praying according to the forms try ; education of every species was of his own church,) whereupon one of proscribed ; our music fell" with our the Sheriffs impatiently and brutally arts into the chaos which persecu. demanding the papers, his lordship tion had gathered on our ill fated Along the down, and so was exe. country, thie Caainan has lost its ancicuted.

ent dignity and degenerated into a dis. agreeable and disgusting cry.

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