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ed in the short space of one week ; of inventing the celebrated Pitch
conduct in preserving the life of
In 1795. He submitted a plan io Gentlemen, to take away his life. Lord Fitz William, for the enumera. They fummioned several hundred tion of the inhabitants of Ireland, witnesses, with a view of terrifying which met the approbation of his or seducing some wretches to charge Lordship, who would have patro. Mr. Hay with being a leader in the piled the undertaking, had he not Rebellion, and succeeded in procurbeen lo premalurely recalled. This ing fifty persons to give information. plan the Rt. Rev. Mr. Milner nolic- His activity to preserve the loyal es in his tonr through Ireland, and from torture and death, was bronght speaks of it in a manner very as evidence against him, and the Aattering to the talents of Mr. Hay. mercy they received by his influence, To this plan Mr. Newenbaın, who was declared as a Itrong assurance of lately pnblished a book on the popu- guilt.
flation of Ireland, is indebied for the On the 24th of July 1799, he was awa' - principal part of his arrangemenr; He arraigned ot the Summer Allizes be
obtained it from Mr. Hay through the fore Baron Smith for High Treafon interference of a friend, and very un- and on the 27th of the fame month
fairly withholds the source he had was tried ; but the trained informers on lit fron, never acknowledging any having failed, by neglecting the in
part of it as Mr. Hay's, though it ftructions of their Tutors, Mr. Hay foring the principal material of his was honourably acquitted. work. Mr. Hay was living in Wexford at the period when it fell into On the 29th, he was again arrestthe hands of the insurgents. Fortu- ed by General Grose, after some nately for Lord Kingsborough who short time, a memorial was prelentwas taken prisoner by them, that ed to Lord Cornwallis, itating his Mr. Hay's popularity extended formal acquittal, which his Lordship with so much influence, that he af- was pleased o allow, and agaln he ter much pains and great solicitude was liberated. laved the Peer from the punilhment of flogging, which he is said to have Mr. Hay bas given to the world a invented for the purpose of extort- very well written History of this uning confeflion ; no other person could foriunale insurrection, which has met have saved the young Nobleman's with a very rapid and extensive cirlife, from the horrid character he culation. The best eulogium we boce for cruelty while stationed in can give it, is hy the following note Dublin, it being well known that it of the late Ri. Hon, Chas. J. s.ox, was his Lordship's regiment, the N. to the author. Corlea Militia, that had the honour
St. Ann's Hill Juue 13, 1803. How active these Bards have been Sir,
to stir up their Patrons to Rebellion,
may be collected from numberless Though it is some time since I P.
Poems fill extant. I fall, out of received the copy of your history of many produce one Inftance of their the “ Wexford Insurrection, I de- Afperity, in some Extracts from a ferred acknowledging the favour, Composion of Fear flasha o Guive, 'ull I had the opportnuity of reading Family- Olamh to the O'Neills of it, for which in London I had no Clanra-boy. The Work in the Oritime.
ginal is bold and Spirited : and the “I have now had that plealure, difcerning Rearder will eafily conand can assure you, that the boldnefs
ceive, that this Spirit must evaporate and impartiality (as far as I can in'ny piose Version of some Lines judge) with which you have given of the Original. an account of the shocking iraniac- is On the Condition of our dear tions which took place in 1798, have
Country men ! how languid their afforded me the greatest satisfaction, how pressing their sorrows! their and I think they must have the fame Wounds Itill rankling ! the wretch. effe&t upon every since,e Friend to ed Crew of a Vertel long toffed conciliation and future tranquility,
about; finally cast away I Are I am Sir,
we not the Prisouers of the Your most Obet. Servant,
(Saxon Nation ? the Captives of C. J. Fox.
remorselels Tyranny ? Is not our Edward Hay Esq.
Se tençe therefore pronounced, and
our Destruction inevitable ? Fright Though Mr. Hay acts as Secreta
ful, grinding Thought Power exry to the Petitioning Catholics, he
changed for Servitude ; Beauty for never was a member of the Anti
Deformity; the Exultations of liberPopery Club, nor ever was acquaint
cylor the Pangs of Slavery, great and ed with its existence, until Mr. Pon
brave People for a servile despondsonby declared part of their extra
ing Race. How caine this Transe, ordinary projects in the House of
formation? Clouded in a Mist, which Cominons.
burits down on you like a Deluge ;
which covers you with successive An acconnt of the Poetry of Fear- Joundations of Evil: ye are not fiathu O'Gnive.
the fane People! Need I appeal
to your senses ? Bur what SentatiPoetry in the mean Tinie kept upons have you left? In most Parts and enlivened the Spirit of Liberty ; of the Island, how hath every Kind Policy danned, and domestic Factie of illegal and extrajudicial Proceeon marred, all it's Efloris, on the ding taken the way of Law and correr Hand ; And, to jealous were whāniuft that Situation be. wherein ibe English of our Bards; that they our ouly Security ribe Suspension cooked on them to be (what Philip
efour Excision).muft depend upon an hought of the Albanian Orators) the intolerable Sublerviance to lawlels great Obstacle to the ipeedier Reduc- Law? In Truth, our Miseries were tion of a People, who would not be predicted along Time, in the Slaves, and yet endeavoured to be Change the
Change these Strangers wrought on Subjcas.
the face of our Country. They
have hemmed in our sporting Lawns, even in Ages of Anarchy. In Conthe former Theatres of Glory and junction with it's Sister-art, Music, Virtue. They have wounded the 10 must have produced much more Earth, and they have disfigured with powerful effects in better Times; In Towers and Ramparts those fair fhe worst, it prelerved the People Fields which Nature bestowed for froin degenerating into Savages. the Support of God's animal Creation Tneir Manners approached nearer to ---that Nature which we see defrau- those of Citizens, iban of Barbarians' ded, and whore Laws are so wan- .
Extract from the Proplecy of Ulian tonly counteracted, that this late free Ireland is metamorphosed into a lea:
Learruma, iransated from ibe Irife. cond Saxony. The Slaves of Ireland The host of the Goill will come no longer recognize their common across the main to prey on the GheMother---the equally dfiowns us for: il; they will become mallers of all her Children---We both have loft Erin. Ruarch, son of Tordelva. our Forms---and what do we fee will be supreme at the time of the but insulting Saxon Natives, and invasion of the Goill. A woman native Iris Aliens - Hapless Land! will come that s:all lay walte the thou are a Bark, through which the plains of Meath, Breagh CruaSea bach burft ie's Way--we hardly chan, and Caihel. Thall be yatted dilcover any part of you, in the through her deeds. Hands of the Plunderer. Yes! the A red haired man fhallle born in Plunderer hath refilled you for his Leinler, caule of grief and woe to own Habitatior and we are new. Erin's fons. Oh ! now I long for molded for his purposes.---Ye Ifra-' the day when the King of Saxony's eliles of Egyptye wiéched Inhabi-' fon Thall arrive. It is not for love tants of this foreign Land! is there of him, but because the power of no Relief for you! Is there no Hec- the Saxons will expire fhortly after lor left for the Defence, oa rather his arrival. On Friday they will for the Recovery, of 1,07 ?_It is make the coaft ; in 3 hall years thine. O my God ! to send us a thence there will be no remnant of fecond Moles : Thy Dispensation their might in Erin. Three nights are jul Land unless the Children of he will repose after bis landing, bethe Schythian EBER SCOT, return fore he comes to Baileshea ; as it to tbee, old Ireland is not doomed to hath been thewn to me, the town arite out of the ashes of modern will be on fire- There will be a
batrle at Muistin ; the Goill will The Author of this poetical Den there give baille. I anticipate the clamauda preserved himfelf from Pu- event with joy ; the Goill Thall reniihment, by remaining constantly in repent their temerity. Hard rents the lilo Quarters ; and the Eng-, and taxes exacted with rigor, a ser un lij were far from being mistaken, ple on each person, and a nung of when they allorted the leverer Per gold on each bearth. Kiaran will nalties for these incendiary Bards ; a inspirit his Conations, and Brigid her Race of Men who were perpetually Lagenious. As the battle of Beaftirring up the Natives to Rebelliou Janath the Goill will be defeated. and as constantly giving Rebellion The Ruaght will come to the Nortla another Name, nothing less than the with a weighty hoft ; after seven rights of the Nation, and the Spirit days fighting the Goill will be rou. of Liberty.
ted in all quarters, and that on Poetry preserved the Spirit of Wednesday ; East or weft ihere shall our Language, the Force of Elocuti- not be found of them so much as 00, and in some Degree that natiou, wonld fill the claws of a bird.
! to know if the generality of our « ciry, or to enjoy the bleffings of “ cominunion are of his mind with "this our native country in com:' regard to the princ ples laid down “ mon with yon ? We who have “ by him. Several Members of “ been conquere sub nit more calmly « Parliament declarc they wll vote "to our defeat, than you who are “ for a bill to be brought into the "conquerors know how to mode. “ house upon this plan. In thort, "rate your triumph.” “ nothing was ever published in fa- Mr. O'Connor's obje& is to shew “ vor of our people, so universally that Governments can require no.
approved of. There is a pira ed thing more of their fubje&ts in order
edicion in twelves, almost finished to enlitle them to the franchises of “ by one Bowes, Out of resentment the state, than a test of civil obedies to Lord, who refused him credit ence, to distinguish the elect of go“ for some copies; Lord, who was vernment from the reprobate, -that “ closely on the look ont, discover, it is an ungenerous evason to say, “ ing that there was a progress made tbat the Roman Catholics cannot be s in the imall edition, applied to old depended on, and that even though “ Brown, who with great dillicuity it should be true, yet it is expedient • prevailed on Bowes to give up his to take off many restraints for the " edition on Lord's paying his ex. fake, if not of giving them what " pence, which is no triding sum. they have not, at least of fecuring to “ This affair is talked of all over the them what they have, for that there " town, and yon are the favourite are certain bounds to perfecution, "s of the Milefian race, adieu beyond which political wisdom acver
did and never will exilt, : Yours It is certain that most of the evils
which have long tormented Christen• CIVICUS.” dom, have been owing to the passions
and not to the religion which for. June, 28, 1755.
bids those derangements ; this is self.
evident from the well-known fact, The motto to this pamphlet de that every new party, and every new serves a place here, because it in a feet has tortured che Gospel, to favor great measure indicates the spirit of the most repugnant do&trines, and the author and of the times.. fan&ify the most loose and profligate,
s Quid enim ultra fieri ad placan as well as the most fanciful and ex“ dos Deos mitigandoqve homines travagant opinions. It is therefore " potuit quam quod nos fecimus ? Qui an insult on human understanding to « finis erit discordiarum ? 'ecquando charge any religion with the wicked“ unam Urbem habere, ecquando com- ness or intemperance of its professors. “ mune , hanc effe patriam licebit? It is charging it with the deviations “ Vidli on æquiore animo quiefcimus of those who rebel against it. Sup. " quam vos Villores, Liv.
poring even then that our ancestors • What more could be done to have been guilty of crimes, was it " appease the anger of our Rulers, jult that their sins should be visited os than what we have done? Will on their children, when neither the “ there ever be an end to onr dis. actions por the principles of the chil“ cord? Will it ever be lawful for drco were reproachable ? But even “ us to have the freedom of a Gngle were the ancestors culpable, Dr.
Curry has proved that their oppo
rents were not so, and the Editors own rights, and Mr. O'Conor was of the Monthly Review for Novem- too well acquainted with some othe ber 1776, have yielded then selves protestant nobility of this kirauiom, honestly to conviction. It is certain not to foresee that they would do that the great charter of British li signal services as soon a an opporberry was obrained, and the consti- tunity prefen:ed i:feif for the exer. turion established in the days when tion of their bright talents, inaoly Roman Catholics were at the head patriotism and chriilian benevolence of our affairs. It was then only Happening one day to dine with that annual Parliaments were held. Mr Contarine, _“ Mr O'. onnor,'' Indebted to papists for our iberties said the perfon, “ I am glad to see as well as our existence, we ask why " that you like my beef, I hide it is the religion of those founders of our 's orthodox”- Sir," faid the free constitution should be stigma Other, “ every thing that is Irish, is rized with a spirit of lavery and in- “ orihodox.”—The reply was so tolerance and we would ask why unstudied, and so much to the good their children Mould be debarred the parson's ralle, that filling out a bim. blessings of that constitution, were it per, -" Well then,” said here, pot well known that political grati. “O'Conor, here is every thing that tude is the faio test of all the virtues, “is Trill, for it is orthodox" The and that the obligations our fellow- two gentlemen then unbosomed subjects owe us, were cancelled in theinselves; the magic influence of their opinion, by our refillance to good cheer brightened up new hothe spiritual cyranny of Henry VIII. rizons for futurity, fancy revelled in and his immediate fucceflors. I. very new coinbinations, the Saturnian one conversant in the history of this reign with all its golden barvests and illand knows, that the diffentions by innocent pleasures was anticipated, which we have been so long torn into the hearts of the two neighbours factions, were in a great measure were expanded by a consciousness, owing to the avarice of individuals that though they differed in religious who fomented those diffentions opinions they differed dot through through sordid and sellish purposes. * worldly, but through honest motives, But insuled nature resumes her and this rendered their conrivial
happiness more exquisite ; it was a . NOTE.
feast of fellowship, and gave free
course to the genial current of the • It never was, and never could soul. be the with of any of the Kings of Great Britain, to divide and oppress ancient difíensions alive thereby to the people of Ireland ; because it is maintain their arbitrary power in the an incontrovertible fact, that the nation, and prevent the evil consemore unanimous a people are in fup- quences which must arise to themport of their Sovereign's person and selves from a total extinction of all Government, the former his throne, our ancient animofities. What they and the wealthier hey are, the great chiefly apprehend was, that they er his revenues, and the greater his should be forced to share with us the conseqnence among the monarchs of trade of the world, which they have Europe. But it was the interest of 10 successfully monopolized during a the English merchants to keep our period of two hundred years.