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mr You find him coiling himself in During his attendance on the ipos 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 English nation with that of his own: him- but you see him link before the of perceiving all the advantages of a proof...............

national, and the degradatioo 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 ole of their money: and afterwards, through the remainder of his kife. 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 hu

u pamphlet, under the signature of An man gore, has fifteen other victims in

Irish Whig, where he thus declared reserve, if, from your verdi&, he re

his principles immer I am no occasional ceives the unhappy man at the bar! fifteen more of your fellow.citizens

whig--I am no constitutional tory ;

ms 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." · verdict snatch them from his ravening Northern Whig Club, and read with

This work was re-published by the maw, and interpose between your..

youre great avidity : and the writer was selves and endless remorse!”.

called upon to avow himself which . th i

s he did, and became a member of that ' MEMOIRS


He was complimented also by the of i

whigs of Dublin. They proposed THEOBALD WOLFE TONE. putting him in Parliament, and Mr.

George Ponsonby employed him pro• By Counsellor Sampson.

fessionally on his election and petition.

In the fame year, he wrote, An THEOBALD WOLFE 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 broachthe county of Kildare-his father a ed his favourite queftion of fepara coach-maker in Dublin. His ipfan- 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 bestow.

he was scarcely acquainted with any He studied in the university of one Catholic so 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 (wice carried off the nation, formed by oature 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 decmed ration at this noble and disinterested

the most finished on the records of effort of a stranger, repaid him by ** the society.

the best compliment 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.


si 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 honourable to the Catholic mired him for the brilliancy and greas body, as there were not wanting variety of his conversation, the gay amongst themselves men of transcen and social cast of his disposition." 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 fate to suffer as a trai The Catholic Convention pated. tor, "have not changed my mind; him their thanks-a gold medal, and and, after the hideous treasons we. fifteen bundred pounds.. .

baverjuft paffed in review '[referring Being so honourablyidentified with to the memoirs of his own life), it the ereat body of his countrymen, is gratel'il to find one treason at lalt his next efforts were direded to the founded upon principles of Chriltiad bringing about a anion between the charity, philosophy, and reason. Catholics and Diflenters of the North. Tone was the POUNDER of that - In this he was seconded by the en

he was feconded by the en Union amongst “ Irishmen of every lightened of both parties, and such religious persuasion," frst adopted ceeded to the extent of his wishes to in

in Belfalt, and afterwards throughThe favourite project of thé Dif.

out the kingdom; and in opposition

to which, the governing faction set up senters was parliamentary reform

the principles of a plundering mob, that of the Catholics, naturally, their

called, Peep-of-day-Boys-mince own emancipation. He rallied them

called, for more diftin&tion, “Orangeboth upon the wicked absurdiiy of their paft diffentions ; upon the hap

Men;' and raised to such a pre-emi

nence, that they now govern the py prospects of future union : shew

councils in England, and the consciing that the restoration of the Catho.

ence of the King, by the file and lics to the elective franchise was the

title of “No Popery." But when, belt security for parliamentary reform

upon the altar of Union and reconci. -and how insignificant all reform

liation, were off:red up the lives of must be, which excluded four-fifths

the most virtuous trilhmen of «all of a nation ! :

religious persuasions," and that altar In 1795, he again accompanied was cemented by their comingled the Delegates with their peririon 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 thad 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, i suoi thanks, with a further compliment of “ So true it is," adds Mr. Samp.three hundred pounds, for services for,that no religious párty was which, they said, " no confideration excluded from this Union, that of could over-rate, nor no remuneration twenty victims who were fecluded in oper.pay."

the dungeons of Fort St. George, The remainder of his political life four only were Catholics; ín lide Cangos be better underftood, than by was this rebellion a war of Popery."



BRITISH GENEROSITY intimacy with General Blake ; and, it'. Totug' on

to the credit of our unfortunate and

vilified country, he is an IRISHMAN, 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 two children, sepa: this ciry. To this Trilliman does rated from her, gallant but, misled Mrs Blake owe ber preseri ation from companion by various circumstances the horrors of a workbouse! and that incidental to an unequal conteft, had at the very moment in which her some time since taken refuge in a husband was in the pay of Britain, British fhip, by which she was con and cajoled into a defolating and der veyed to what the considered, and perare cultem of warfare be the on: what we every day hear declared to principled and insidious adulation of be, ( the hospitable shores of Eng- her anents !!! !? " Jand"-assured, from the high and The world has frequently been benepolent chara&er: which Britons told that every gation feduced by attribute to themselves, that ile, and the cold and promises of England has her children and domellics, would been ruined." We are forty if the have 'a lecure setreatand ample affertion be correct; but certain it is, means, until the thould be restored that ihis ruin bas extended to indivito the protection of her husband. - duals, who have committed thelliAny perfon, 'nol properly versed in felves perlanally by an impolitic alli. the real character of the “ Nation ancesriho proud, magnanimous, but of Shopkeepers,'? would have en- deluded Blake, for inltance, who is tertained the fame generous fenti involved in this baleful calamity.. ments with the unfortunate female ? If General Blake Survives, such Nranger. From the intrepid apd accumulated misfortunes as now mult heroic chara&ter every day conferred

embitter his existence, lill his family upon General Blake in the Newl and pofterity have other horrors for papers, at English eating societies,

lentes, their inheritance:- Future Anniver.' 10 Farliament, and by the çourt laries,' and 'drunken Loyalty, may even ourselves could not conceive immolate a Blake upon the altar of any thing fo bale, amongst the most Fanaticism ; and other. Ponsonbys barbarous nations, as that {uch pro- will not discover any malignity or feflions should be the hollow language atrocity in the sacrifice, but defignate of pomposity, deceit, cruelty and it as merely one of the peccadillos of avaricc. ...

. . conftitutional zoal!!! . Mrs. Blake, however, after many applications to Ministers, to power, and co private individuals who pro.

APPEAL. fessed great friendship for the Gene ral, was fuffered to linger in an obo. The Irish Magazine is representa scure lodging in London; living on the ed,'bý a tertain description of Patriots, produce of what clothes oud ornaments in their genteel maoner of expression, hoe bad basily saved, on her pracipirate as ripping up old sores." ** retreat from Spain. This small rea' - Though we feel some repognance fource bad nearly been exhausted, 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

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and his Creditors. 199 Tubmitting a few obsergations, for the Is, the Union, which has spread inftru&tion of those who may be weak political and commercial disease and énough to adopt such an unfounded death over this country, lo old a fore, assertion as a sentiment, and liuddle that we (hould speak of it only ia it into the catalogue of their imitative terms of reverence or delicacy? acquirements,

Aod, in conclusion, which is Sir - We'afk, What old sore baye we Richard Musgrave's lying book, pas ever fipped up? Of, What old sore cronised 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 bypocrify and intole, Is the murder of the Rev. Mr. fance? *

. ; Duane, of Mounusath, about a year aco,' by a body of Orange.men, an .."MR: GU ! old sore? Or, if it is such, has if been bandaged and healed by any ig, pie quiry ióto the affair, to bring the pera i HỊS CREDITORS,“-! petrators to justice? "

Is'the murder of the O'Neill's, in Last Sunday, at cen o'clock, Mra Tyrone, when Mr. Ponsonby was G u t, the lame called Lord Chancellor, an old sore? Or his creditors, and laid his affairs be did that illustrious påtriot, and his fore them. He offered to pay them ágeot, Serjeant Moore, evince any as much in the pound as his effects evident disposition to heal it, by pu would divide : his affets consisted of oihing the murderers?" " ." a spavined charger, which he took

Is the insulting inscription over 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 at of the covers was kissed away; and whom it is levelled ?.............. Is the some torturing apparatus. :: anniversary wickedness of the Bandoq 'His chief creditors are : his confta. men ripping of old sores, or iofficting ble and affidavit-man, who has an new ones?

account agaioft him, unsettled, for • Is the language of our ancient op:

one true oath, and 9 : 8 perjuries; his pressors, adopted by their legillating

cat-o'-nine-tail man has never receipt successors, which says that our reli

ed one penny of his great contrace gious opinions are a bar to 'equal

and he also charges the insolvent with sighes, not an old sore? And is not

having received the money from T! Mr. Crattan, rather than the Irish

J. Fitzg and blinds for Magazine, a ripper of old sores?

five boxes of patent riding house taws Are the insults offered to the uně His pitch-cap man would not sign for armed Limerick Militia, who volun. him; and bis picket and gallowga icered to fight distant battles, when maker, Mri c ke carpenter, and pafling through Omagh, so old, a sore ferjeant of the legion of honour, vul. That it Thould not be touched by fo garly called the Bloodhounds, was rude an instrument as the Irish Ma. going to beat him . gazine? Or, çao our insidious ad. "We upderttand Lord Wellington versaries say, that the Orange cowards intends to bring in a bill of indemoi. who fell in that conflict were not tv for Mr. G 's debts, in which. lawfully chastised for reviving old we are assured, lame

D s are to sores ;. ' be included.


THOUGHTS ON VETOISM. piety, extenfive learning, and an io. i !

" Disin 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 taother nation of Christendom, Engé lents were employed in the defence Jind alone, through a blind and nar of the Church, thereby beconing her row policy,"feems determined to re- distinguished champion; who dragged fint ies 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 Irunk from fixed. When racks, gibbets, exiles, his duty, but regardless of power and and imprisonments had failed to fub influence, deliv.red inviolable that la. vert that divine religion, which our cred deposit commitied to his care, ancestors were so tenaciously fond of Dear as he is to his fack, and howa 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 appoiotment mult cooceded, would in every probability be laid before the King, or in other produce chole fatal effects which the words, before Mr. Perceval, Doctor fharpelt- perfecutions that human in. Duigenao, or Lord Redesdale ; and, gep uity could invent were not able to perhaps, before its voyage to London, accomplish for the space of 300 should be out-voiced by Mr Giffard! pears.ab i s : ; Tell me then, according to the nature

After the deposing "power, that of the humað mind, will ihale gentle gigantic objection to Catholic eman. men, these sworo and acknowledged cipation; was lulled to rest; after enemies of the Catholic religion, con: the doctrine of transubftantiation had firm the nomination alļuded to ? al. ceased to become the subject of polis though the candidate be fully poss tical discushion in a British Hoofe of fessed of the necessary requisiies ia Parliament; after all apprehenfions render him a Mining orriantcot to the of aur insecurity had vanilhed, and prelacy. Far, very far from it :-his in fine, after having given the most appointment'wou!J be rejeétel, and unequivocal proofs of the loyalty of so would every sacred character polo our principles aod conduct; we are ressed of the same qualifications. The pow called on to make a facrifice of diocese then remains, and will rethe last undestroyed monument of our main, without its chief pastor, until faith, and ancient national grandeur; one, immoral, ignorant, and temporis to invest the King 'with a right of zing, be found, whole extreme libe. dominating our Bishops, and there- ralliy and complaisance would even by, under the pompous appellative lead him to subscribe io the spiritual of the “ Royal Veto," undermine sapremacy of the King, if so required. the very fabric of Trilha Catholicity. However painful the confeson,

Let us suppose for a moment that Priests of this description may be this hated measure, this " effe&ual found! they have been found, altho," negative," so fruitful in evils, fo re. chank 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 ever openly abjured that divine 'Faith theý required three necessary qualifications had previou ty sworn to maintain, not in ibe person nominated to the epif. indeed for a bishopric, but for the copal dignity, namely, an exemplary mighty consideration of 40%. a year!


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