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EmrYou hind him coiling himself in During his attendance on the inds the scaly circles of his cautious per. of court in London, he had opportu. jury, making anticipated battle against nities of comparing the state of the any one who should appear against Englith nation with that of his own; him--but you see him sink before the. of perceiving all the advantages of a proof....... .....
national, and the degradation of a co“ He affumes the character of á lonial goverament; and there imbibed King's officer, to rob the King's peo. that principle, which governed him ple of their money; andafterwards, through the remainder of his life, when their property fails him, he and to which his life was at length a feeks to rob them of their lives ....... sacrifice.
In the year 1790, on his return “ This cannibal informer--this
from the comple, he wrote his first dæmon, O'Brien-greedy after human gore, has fifteen other victims in Trish Whig, where he thus declared
pamphlet, under the signature of An Yeserve, if, from your verdi&t, he receives the unhappy man, at the bar! whig--I am no constitutional tory;
his principles :"/am no occasional fifteen more of your
I am addicted to no party, but the are to be tried on his evidence! Be you, then, their saviours ! let your
party of the nation.
This work was re-published by the verdi&t snatch them from his ravening Northern Whig Club, and read with maw, and interpose between your great avidity : and the writer was selves and endless remorse!"
called upon to apow hiinself-which
he did, and became a member of that MEMOIRS
He was complimented also by the
whigs of Dublin. They proposed THEOBALD WOLFE- TONE. putting him in Parliament, and Mr.
George Poosonby employed him proBy Counsellor Sampsons
fessionally on his election and perition.
In the same year, he wrote, “ An THEOBALD WOL'E Tone was Enquiry, how far Ireland is bound born June 20, 1763. His grand- to support England in the approachfather was a Protestant freeholder in ing war;" wherein he openly broach.' the county of Kildare-his father a ed his favourite question of feparacoach-maker in Dublin. His infan. tion ;-and, in 1791, the “ Argucy gave promise of such talents, that ment on Behalf of the Catholics," the cultivation of his mind was con- a work of extraordinary merit. fidered the best fortune his parents It is remarkable, that at that time could beftow.
he was scarcely acquainted with any He studied in the aniversity of one Catholic-fo great was the sepaDublin, where he was early and emi. ration which barbarous inftitutions nently distinguished ; in the Histori- had created between men of the fame cal Society, he iwice carried off the nation, formed by nature to befriend prize of oratory, once that of hifto. and love each other. ry; and the speech he delivered from The Catholics, struck with admithe chair, when auditor, was deemed ration' at this noble and disinterested the most finished on the records of effort of a stranger, repaid him by the society. .
the bcft conipliment in their power to
beltow : he was invited to become reading his speech to the court mar, secretary to their committee, with a tial, met to pass judgment on his life, salary of two hundred pounds, which [This interesting document shall ap, he accepted.
pear in our next.] At the time he He was entrusted to draw up their withdrew from Ireland, I was bus petition ; a mark of liberal distinc. little concerned in politics ; but adtion, and honoyrable to the Catholic mired him for the brilliancy and great body, as there were not wanting variety of his conversation, the gay amongst themselves men of transcen and social cast of his disposition. I dent talents; and he accompanied loved him more,' because I thought their delegates when they presented him an honest man ; and, although it to the King
it has been his face co suffer as a traiThe Catholic Canvention voted tor, I have not changed my mind him their thanks—a gold medal, and and, after the hideous treasons we fifteen bundred pounds.
baverjuft palled in review '[referring Being so honourablyidentified with to the memoirs of his own life), it the great body of his countrymen, is gratefil to find one treason at laft his next efforts were direAed to the founded apon principles of Christian bringing about a union between the charity philosophy, and reason. Catholics and Diflenters of the North,
TONE was the POUNDER of that -lo this he was seconded by the en
Union amongst “ Irishmen of every lightened of both parties, and fuc* religious persuasion,” first adopted ceeded to the extent of his wishes,
in Belfast, and afterwards through The favourite projed of the Dif. out the kingdom ; and in opposition
to which, the governing faction set up senters was parliamentary reformthat of the Catholics, naturally, their the principles of a plundering mob, own emancipation. He rallied them called for more diftin&ion, “Orange
called, " Peep-of-day-Boys since both upon the wicked absurdiiy of their paft diffentions ; upon the bap: nence, that they now govern the
Men;" and raised to such a pre-emipy prospects of future union : shew- councils in England, and the consciing that the restoratiob of the Catho. lics to the elective franchise was the citle of “No Popery." But when,
ence of the King, by the stile and best security for parliamentary reform
- and how inlignificant all reform upon the altar of Union and reconci. must be, which excluded four-fifths the most virtuous trilhmen of all
liation, were off:red up the lives of of a nation !
religious persuasions," and that altar In 1795, he again accompanied was cemented by their comiogled the Delegates with their petition on blood, there was a trophy erected the subject of the recal of Lord Fitz- to the memory of TONE, more de: william ; and, when he resigned his rable thao brass or marble, and which office of secretary, to retire to Ame Deither terror, corruption, nor time rica, the society voted him their itfelf, can shake. thanks, with a further compliment of « So true it is,” adds Mr. Samp.three hundred pounds, for services for," that no, religious pårty was which, they said, " no confideration excluded from this Union, that of could over-rate, nor no remuneration eweary victims who were fecluded im oper.pay."
the dungeons of Fort St. George, The remainder of his political life four only were Catholics; lo laule cannot be better under tood, than by was this rebellion a war of Popery."
BRITISH GENEROSITY intimacy with General Blake ; and,
to the credit of our unfortunate and
vilified country, he is an IRYSHMAN, LADY OF GENERAL BLAKE. A COUNTRYMAN OF BLArt's—a Mr.
M.Doonel, an eminent merchant, This amiable but unfortunate young brother to Mr Randal M'Donnel of Lady, and her cwo children, sepa: this city. To this Triliman does rated from her, gallant but, misled Mrs Blake owe ber presero ation from companion by various circumstances the horrors of a workbouse and that incidental to an unequal contest, had
at the very moment in which her fome time since taken refuge in à husband was in the
of Britain, British ship, by which she was con and cajoled into a delolating and derveyed to what she considered, and 'perate system of warfare by the onwhat we every day hear declared to principled and infidious adulation of be," the hospitable shores of Eng; her agents!!!". land"-assured, from the high and The world has frequently been benevolent chara&er: which Britons told,'that “ every option feduced by attribute to themselves, that ile, and the gold and promises of England has her children and domestics, would been ruined." We are forry if the have a secure setreat, and ample affertion be correct ; but certain it is, means, until the mould be restored that ihis ruin bas extended to indivito the protection of her husband.-: duals, wło have committed theinAny perfon, 'not properly verled io felves perlanally by an impolitic allithe real charader of the Nation ancestiho proud, magnanimous, but of Shopkeepers," would have en- deluded Blake, for ioftance, who is tertained the fame generous fenti involved in this baleful calamity. meats with the unfortunate female
If General Blake survives such franger. From the intrepid ad accumulated misfortunes as now mult heroic character every day conferred embitter his existence, Aill bis family upon General Blake in the New! and pofterity have other horrors for papers, at English eating societies, their inheritance : Future Anniverin Parliament, and by the Court-- Taries, and drunken Loyalty, may even ourselves could not conceive immolate a Blake' upon the altar of any thing fo base, amongst the most Fanaticism; and other. Ponsonbys barbarous nations, as that such pro- will not discover any malignity or feßions should be the hollow language atrocity in the facrifice, but defignate of pomposity, deceit, cruelty and it as merely one of the peccadillos yf avarice.
conftitutional zeal !!! Mrs. Blake, however, after many applications to Minifters, to power, and to private individuals who pro
APPEAL. fessed great friendship for the General, was suffered to linger in an ob- The Irish Magazine is representscure lodging in London, living on the ed,'bý a tertain description of Parriors, produce of what clothes and ornaments in their genteel manner of expression, Joe bad bafily faved, on her pracipirate as “ripping up old sores. retreat from Spain. This small re- Though we feel some repognance fource had nearly been exhauled, in descending to any explanations when her misery became known to a with the imbecile, the depraved, and gentleman who had the honour of an the coward,--we cannot refrain from
submitting a few observations, for the Is the Union, which has spread inftru&tion of those who may be weak political and commercial disease and enough to adopt such an unfounded death over this country, fo old a fore, affertion as a sentiment, and liuddle that we should speak of it only in it into the catalogue of their imitative terms of reverence or delicacy? acquirements.
Aod, in conclusion, which is Sir We'ak, What old sore have we Richard Musgrave's lying book, pag erer ryped up? Of, What old sore tronised by the great, a ripper of old have the malignant enemies of Irish sores, or the Irish Magazine, which tranquillity ever allowed to be healed? would expose hypocrify and intole,
Is the murder of the Rev. Mr. ance? Duane, of Mouotrath, about a year igo,' by a body of Orange-men, an
MR.G dd sore?' Or, if it is such, has it þeen bandaged and healed by any in, quiry ióto the affair, to bring the per, HỊS CREDITORS. petrators to justice?
Is'thie murder of the O'Neill's, in Last Sunday, at ten o'clock, Mr Tyrone, when Mr. Ponsonby was G-, the lame. called Lord Chancellor, an old sore? Or his creditors, and laid his affairs be, did that illustrious patriot, and his fore them. He offered to pay them agent, Serjeant Moore, evince any as much in ihe pound as his effects evidens dilpolition to heal it, by pu: would divide : his affets consisted of bihing the murderers?
a spavined charger, which he took Is the insulting in scription oper the from a dairy-man in the year-1798; gates of Bandon an old sore? And, his crutch; a swearing tool, called if one, has it been removed or erased, the Holy Evangelists, of which one to conciliate the unfortunate men of the covers was killed away; and whom it is levelled ?................ Is the some torturing apparatus. anniversary wickedness of the Bandog
His chief creditors are : his confta. men ripping of old sores, or inflicting ble aod affidavit-man, who has an new ones?
account against him, unfettled, for is the language of our ancient op:
one true oath, and 9 i8 perjuries; his pressors, adopted by their legislating cario". nine-tail man has never receips fucceffors, which says that our reli
ed one penny of his great contracı gious opinions are a bar to equal and he alfo charges the insolvent with sights, not an old sore? And is not having received the money from T: Mr. Crattan, rather than the Irish J.: Fitzg and blind S- for, Magazine, a ripper of old sores?
five boxes of patent riding house taws! Are the insults offered to the un+ His pitch-cap man would not sign for armed Limerick Militia, who volun- him; and his picket and gallows teered to fight distant battles, when maker, Mri -- the carpenter, and paffing through Omagh, fo old a fore ferjeant of the legion of honour, vulthat it Thould not be touched by fo garly called the Bloodhounds, was sude an inltrument as the Irish Ma- going to beat him. gazine? Or, çap our insidious ad. We underland Lord Wellington versaries say, that the Orange cowards intends to bring in a bill of indemoi. who fell in that conflict were not ty for Mr. G--'s debts, in which, Jawfully chastised for reviving old we are affared, lame Ds are to fores?
THOUGHTS ON VETOIŠM. piety, extenhve learning, and an id
i violable attachment to religion. A At a time when liberality darts its diocefe becomes vacant, and a fuccefmild and benignant rays over every for appointed ; one whose literary faother nation of Chriltendom, Eng. lents were employed in the defence land alone, through a blind and nar of the Church, thereby becoming her row policy, feems determined to re- distinguished charr pion; who dragged fint its divine and wholesome influ. heresy and error into open day, and ence. It appears as if the desting stripped them of their hypocritical of Catholic Ireland was irrevocably maiks ; one, who never' Mrunk from fixed. When racks, gibbets, exiles, his duty, but regardless of power and and imprisoaments had failed to fub- influence, deliv.red inviolable that lavert that divine religion, which our cred deposit committed to his care, ancestors were so tenaciously fond of Dear as he is to his fack, and how maintaining, a new plan is invented ever their anxiety to have him to fill by the .demon of infidelity, which if the vacant fee, his appointment must coaceded, would in every probability be laid before the King, or in other product those fatal effe&ts which the words, before Mr. Perceval. "Doctor Tharpelt- perfecutions that human in Duigenao, or Lord Redesdale ; and; genuity could invent were not able to perhaps, before its voyage to London accomplish for the space of .00 mould be out-voiced by Mr Giffard!
Tell me then, according to the nature After the deposing power, that of the human mind, will thefe gentle gigantic objection to Catholic eman. men, these sworo and acknowledged cipation, was lulled to restafter enemies of the Catholic religion, con the doctrine of tranfubftantiation had firm'the nomination alluded to ? als cealed to become the subject of polis though the candidate be fully por tical discuthon in a Britith Houfe of feffed of the necessary requifies ia Parliament; after all apprehenfions render him a shining orhanteot to the of our insecurity had vamibed, and prelacy: Far, very far from it ;-his in fine, after having given the moft appointment would be rejcétel, and unequivocal proofs of the loyaley of fo would every facred character polo our principles and conduct ; we are sessed of the same qualifications. The now called on to make a facrifice of diocese then remains, and will rethe last undeslsoyed monument of our main, without its chief pastor, until faith, and ancient national grandeur; one, immoral, ignorant, and tempori. to inveft the King with a right of zing, be found, whole exiseme libe. nominating our Bishops, and there- rality and complaisance would ever by, under the pompous appellative lead him to subscribe to the spiritual of the “ Royal Veto," undermine sapremacy of the King, if so required. the very fabric of Irish Catholicity. However painful the confeson,
Let us suppose for a moment that Priets of this description may be this hated measure, this “ effe&ual found! they have been found, althoz! negative,'' fo fruitful in evils, so re. thank Heaven, they were but few,. pugnant to Irish Catholics, was con considering the cruel policy of the ceded, what would be the conse. times in which they lived ; men who quence? The Catholic Church evet openly abjured that divine faith they required three neceffary qualifications had previouRy sworn to maintain, not in the person nominated to the epif- indeed for a bishopric, but for the copal dignity, namely, an exemplary mighty confideration of 401, a year !!