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lieving it the result of a flattering the answer to this question is bopreference, so dirersly constituted vious. is the human mind, it sometimes happens, that a female in paving an exact respect to the laws imposed on such occasions, misses an opportunitiv NEW PUBLICATIONS, of establishing herself for life, and thus becomes the martyr of propriety A vindication of the remarks on the in becoming the victim of the pre- charge of the Bishop of Durham by judices entertained against temale COYNE, 151, Capel-Street. celibacy.
Let us now turn our eyes to the This controversial pamphler which old bachelor who may be considered we announced in our last number the chief cause of the celibacy of has made its appearance.-Fame females.
speaks highly of the talents of the However exceptionable in princi. supposed au' hor of the pamphlet nor ple, or however tainted in conduct are his readers disappointed in its peby fashionable view, the old bachelor rusal.-Controversy had for centuries meets with indulgence, and his com- been covered over and rendered dispany sought after. He makes one of gustful by the rust and dust of the the party at the card table; he fills technical school terins; its sp rit had a chair at the dinner and supper been bid under the barbarous jargon table; he gives lessons to young misses and heavy stile of the followers of emancipated from the boarding- Scotus and St. Thomas Aquinas. school, in the science of Airtation; But for our age it was reserved to be aitends matrons to the play-house, shake off this ancient unpleasing garb church, and places of public resort: and to dress it in those habiliments now I shall ask any dispassi nate and charms which it as well as every person which of the two descriptions other kind of composition is capable of persons is the more respectable? of wearing - Voltaire in one of his the antiquated virgin of irreproach: Anti-christian fits complained, (unforable conduct, who makes herself as tunately with some justice that useful as her situation will allow, in amongst the thousands and hundreds doinestic life; or the hoary batchelor, of thousands of sermons which issued who, unu illing to wed, because he in all ages from the clergy of France, cannot meet a female possessed of for- there were only a few (those of Mastune, connexion, and other qualifi- sillon) which a gentleman could bear cations, equal to what he considers to read-like him though not with himself intitled to; abandons himself the same views, we may declare that to a promiscuous intercourse with the there is scarcely a work of contro. profligate part of the other sex, or versy in the English language which roams about corrupting innocence, or a man of taste must not fing from seducing the insuspicious from the him in disgust before he can wade paths of virtue, until at length he through the mire of ten pages.-It attaches himself to some unfortunate is happily now the fashion to despise impure, whom be makes the partner the old form and tedious method of of his illicit pleasures during the un- argumentation and men of acknowexpired remnant of a vicious life, and ledged learning and genius such as who may perhaps bring him a spu- Porrens, Milnor, Sturges, Fletcher rious offspring to record his guilt, - &c. have established a new era in con
troversial writing; it was pitiable that THE UNBIASSED IRISHMAN, this most useful of all knowledge, the knowledge of true religion, should, With an introductary preface on the by the manner in which it was taught, state Ireland for the last twenty be held in such disrepute for so long years, a period-our regret happily ceases FITZPATKICK, 4, Capel-Street. when we take up a work of this sort l'ke that before is, written in WE have just seen this pamphlet the elegant, pure stile of Addison, which is reprinted by the Author, in and hung with all the attractive consequence of, and as an antidote graces of composition the circum- to the late Editor of the Bishop of stances which gave rise to the VIN- Cloyne's famous publication, the DICATION were briefly these- Present State of the Church of Ireland Shute, the Protestant Bishop of Dur- –The merits of the unbiassed hishman ham whilst the howlof "No POPERY" have been so well known and so justly yelld dismally thro the land, delivered appreciated by the public ever since a charge to the clergy of his diocese; its first appeared that any remark of than which charge there could not ours on it at present would be enbe a more foul misrepresenting i. tirely useless. This Editor has how. vective against the Doctrines of the ever accompanied it by an introduce Roman Catholic church, Coming tion of such peculiar excellence as from so respetable an individual as an historical and political mastera dignitary of rhe Established church, piece of writing, that we cannot, the poisonous calumnies it contained in justice to the Author, to our own might have had a destructive effect character, as directing a truly Irisk on the minds of many, if some an- print, nor in jussice to our country, tidote was not immediately prepared pass it by unnoticed-We have seen - There appeared accordingly Re- many instances of the Rebellion MARKS on the Bishop's CHARGE and of the previous eventful yearswhich were replied to hy three li. Feeling as Irishmen should feel, 'we terary coadjutors of the Bishop's who were fired with honest rage at the it would appear was ashamed of Calumnies and insolent falsehood continuing to do the dirty work him which pervaded those sent into the &l) Messrs. L'E MESURIER, SABER worki by one party and we regret. and an anonymous clergyman- ted the temporizing, dastardly spirit Tehse replies were so caluminous which concealed or weakened truch and repeated so barefacedly the asser- in those published by the other, tions of the Bishop that a VINDI- PLOWDEN was hired by an English CATION of the REMAPKS was thought minister to write such a history as necessary, This Vindication is the would make the Union palatable to work before us and in it may be the Irish'; HAY did not tell half found the most satisfactory informa- the facts for which he hall docuiuion by those who wish to see the ments in his possession ; GORDON objections of our adversaries refuted was a prejudiced clergvaan of the by all who wish honestly to know Established church with sometimes what is the true, doctrine what the the appearance of liberality, and MUSreal tenets of the Roman Catholic 'GRAVE was an historical Cur. We Church,
wanted such an able and bold writer as the Author of the Unbiassed long, a period and no one could Irishman' to rescue our unfortunate evince a deeper feeling for her suffer. country from calumny and to draw ings-He tells the plain, blunt truth; the conduct of the English ministry and exposes in a manner never be(or if any one pleases, the English fore attempted, the infamous system nation) to it in its true colouring. of the nefarious Pitt and his associAnd yet this introdution which ares. We should rejoice to have it condenses into a small compass with in our power to dwell on the me. wonderful combining rower, the his- rits of this finely written and spiritory of twenty years, only tends to ted Introduction but we must for shew, what we might expcet from want of time conclude our remarks the Author if he went at large into by presenting our readers with an the subject. No man appears to have extract, which is at once a specimen known better the state of parties or of the Author's elegant style and sinto have understood the view of the gular correctness of political thinking. faction which harassed Ireland for so
AFTER tracing Mr. Pitt's conduct towards Ireland, through the greatest part of his long administration, it may be observed that the work of division carried on by calumny and persecution, with one or two interludes of liberality, form the piece: that the plot gradually thickens from a boxing - match, or the writing of a paragraph to the arraying of whole descriptions of people against each other ; first in politica! hostility, then in real warfare, and then to turtures, conflagrations, blood, and carnage of every kind : the unravelling of the plot is the Union - For that tragical event, the nation was as well prepared as human means couid effectuate. People of every description, of every rank, of every condition, harassed and reased, and worried; many ruined, many materially injured in person and in property all under alarms; all panting for repose ; even Mr. Pitt's best friends tired of fighting! Under these circumstances, Mr. Pirt introduced the Union as the sovereign and only remedy for all our ills; as that which could alone give us a full participation of the British Con. stitution : though we had been declared, near swerty years before, a tree and iudepelident people; independent in external as well as internal legislation : but Mr. Pitt wished to rest the force of his argument on the menner in which the solemn compact of Irish independence had been observed; rather than upon the spirit aud principle of it. Every other benefit was to flow from the Union, Emancipation would be its oatural consequence; but ministers did not rest bere: they gave the most solemn promises and strongest assurances of emancipation.-The people shrunk from the deadly poison which was offered, after they had undergone so cruel a preparation, The Orangemen stung to the quick, saw in the union that which alone was disagreeable to them, their own degradation and impoverishmen: ; they thought it the most ungracıful return fawr sible for their extraordinary services: to an impartial observer their folly appeared as great as their wickedness. The Irish parliament, with very few exceptions corrupt and base, and profligate, took the alarm, assumed lolty toncs, threatened and storm.ede But Mr. Pitt, who knew them we'l, received their nienance and murmurs with adequate contempt. He knew they were long noied for their hostility to the people; and that in the late business of dragooning and persecuting, they ouuan even his own arents Some enlightened and patriotic nen beis, seeing the full extent of the danger, and its near approach, thoug!it of moving for Catholic emancipation, as the suresi means of uniting the people and the legislature in one cause; but they found that on such a motion, they would be left alone: ascendancy in parliament and ascendancy out of parliament resolved, that of two evi's they would chuse the lesser. Mr. Pitt's douceurs were at the same time distributed at an enormous cxpence to the nation: the stern patriots were softened into tompliar.ce; and the Irish parliament ended its inglorious career by committing su cide.
The established clergy gave all their influencc and all their support to this fatal measures and as it promised emanciparion to the Catholics it was a matter of surprise to many that they did It since appeared probable that they were acquainted with the intentions of ministers : and there can be little doubt from their subsequent conduct, but ministers intended to cajole the Catholics, and then neither to keep faith nor promise with them. Some of those honourable men after asserting in their public speeches on the union, that they could not consider that measure as beneficial to Ireland, unless it brought about emancipation, did not bluảh to declare afterwards that they would oppose Catholic claims with their last brea:h.
It may be here offerred in extenuation of Mr. Pitt's conduct towards Ireland, that the ascendancy of that country, pesecution, and insult; that their present representations went to assure him that the measures he adopted ware absolutely necessary for the government of the Irish, for that they were of a base and perverse nature, unlike the rest of mankind. But Mr. Pitt, as a statesman, ought to have seen, through these representations, the confined ideas and base views of their au: hors It is true his love of fame seemed to prevail lattterly; he seemed to get ashamed of the petty persecuting plans of the Irish ascendancy : he talked of enlarged systems in which na tural justice would assume its place, in which evil would be partial and good universal. But he only talked of these things : he continued the same agents in Ireland, who were as mischievous in the execution of the laws, as they were by their pe:ty plans and nefarious plots.
The Union with all its blessings did not silence calumniators. The calumniacing system had acquired full grown strength and deep-rooted stabiliy. It now manifestly appeared that the calumniators did not mean to stop at the Union; that they had a further object in view, and were advancing towards it with a bold and rapid pace. Their zeal and activity seemed to increase, for they have received uncommon support and chcouragement. Men in high offices, civil and military, joined in the holy crusade, and became missionaries; ar.d it was not unusual to hear the consoling declaration: I can do setting for you, unless you read your recantation.
Though' from a view of the past, and a consideration of the present, the evil consequences which were likely to ensue in times to come, became apparent to to every discerning eye : yet, strange to tell! the Catholics remained silent, and seemed un concerned under a load of calumny which threatened their very existence, and which could only injurc by being disregarded. Posterity will scarce believe, that the leading an emong them, whose duty it was to take up the business, seemed rather to co-perate with their enemies, in stifling every information which directly went to counteract the plans of the calumniators; and in thus fitting the Caholics of Ireland for every bad treatment which calumny might point out. That a people sunk in ignorance and barbarism, or so dispersed as to be wholly unconnected, should thus neglect their public concerns, would appear very natural; but that a nation of several millions, civilized and enlighiened through every gradation of society, trom the peer to the peasant, should thus appear regardless of what concerns them all, is one of those political problems which are not easily solved, and which require for their solusion a greater number of data than his present limits would allow the author to collect.-Let the train of facts be observed and adhered to and it will lead us to proper conclusions. The calumnies, as might be expected still rose higher it was set forth, that Popery was the cause of all the misfortunes tbat befel this unbappy country for centuries past; and there seemed to be an intention of putting it down with arnis very different from those of ihe gospel. In a neighbouring diocese, a dozen new churches were treated, and for the twelve churches one tolerable congregation could not be formed. An English lawyer placed at the head of the law deparcnient in Ireland, began to utter such strange things of Popery, and especially of the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland, that the people of this country were inclined to imagine he spoke of some unknown region beyond the line ; yet his ideas went directly to bring things to that issue at wh ch the Catholic Christian thinks it his duty to lay down his life racher than submit to compulsion. And if we take a view of the calumniating system, in all its bearings : if we cor sider its extent, iis variety, its activity, its success, its progress, its power, its influence; a reasoring man will scarce doubt but the last degree of violence and intolerance would have heen resorted to, if the circumstances of the tinies, dishearten. ing beyond example, had not for the present stayed our very unwise politicians,
July 27, 1803.
Ald. Marlay do you know I
have information on oath against Examination of Mr. Nurlay, for high you, for killing Lord Kilwarden, Treason.
taking the magazine, the barrack, and
pigeon house garrison. You remem. Alderman James's Office ornamented ber, Marlay you had a picture of with desks, blunderbusses , pistols, me printed in the bottom of chamber manacles, whips and picketing staves. pots, you gave me, the nickname
of alderman Level low. Alderman dressed in blue, with Answer Sir, for your treasons, or orange cut's, and collar.
I shall send you off to the doctor Bulbrooks an old diun major his at Kilmainbam? Speak traitor, do principal assistunt.
you know who I am? That I am '. Bulbrooks. Please your worship, a magistrate, and can picket, flog Marlay is in custody and remains or thumb screw you? tyed in the hall. .
Marlay. I know you for a series Aldi Bring forth the body, (on of years, I remember, in my boyish this solemin demand Marlay is brought days, what tricks I played on the forward by three fellows armed with mouth of your cellar, having often Cutlasses )
upset your cabbages, when you The alderman points a large blun- vended such vegetable merchandize, derbuss at the prisoner, and desires and rolled them to the foot of your him 10 remain griet, until he is truckle in your subterraneous bedsearched. After much pains taken to chamber, a much more serious of. get pikes, paper and cannon on Mars fence, at that time of your life, than lay's person, to no purpose.
even putting you in the chamber The alderman proceeds to examine pois. · As for the picketting you proBulbrooks.
mise, the season for such Orange Ald. Where did you find this amusments is declared over, by Lord' rebel?.
Hardwicke, so, I can tell you on Bul. We found him please your the score of torture, your power is worship, roasting a leg of mutton, not worth a quill full of needles.
Ald. Roasting a leg of mutton? Ald. I cannot bear this audacious why a leg of inutton is never roasted, rebel. this is rank treason?
Bulbrooks, dont you know the Bul. Yes your honor it is rank prisoner. and high treason, and please your Bul. I do, please your honor, his worship, the mutton was hung up name is Patrick Marlay, he is a by orange listen strings.
master tailor. When I was a priAld. Mure treason, as sure as I soner, in the rebel can;p, employed live. A rebel dinner, to comme- making cartridges, this man, carried morate some of their victories letto me, all the bails, that forber Murme have an almanack.
play Calight, in the battle. I know The alderman reads an almanack. him as well, as I do your honor,
The battle of Prosperous is not hesides, one night, as I was about noticed here, nor Kilcollen, nor Ross, sleeping, I heard the protestant gnost, por Qulart, that is a great neglect of Will, Wallabout, one of our in these books, I might conviêt this company, crying for vengeance against "ogue, if I had dates to correspond Pait. Alalay for piking him), of with this rebel feast, no matter I will which I made affidavit before Hawtry settle it hereafter. It certainly must White, Esq. be a battle.