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ence the future Walking Gallows, next morning the affrighed villager was enabled to exchange the pertle wito fled the three boilies drawn for the sword, by being appointed an through the ftreet in military trienfign in the W Milicia. No. umph, at the tail of a car. After thing remarkable occurred in ons this our hero was not particularly hero's military life until the latter distinguished for any uncommon act part of the year 179;, when he com- of cruelty, hanging and torture beinanded a flying party for travering came fo univerfally in practice, that a certain district apportioned out to the cafual amusements he frequently his discretion, in part of Wellmeath, enjoyed in his peculiar way were then declared under the latute out of scarcely noticed.' Hepenstal died ia the King's protection. Hepeniłal, his bed, at his brother's house in St Jate at night entered the village of Andrew-itreet, in 1804, of the most Moyvores at a moment that the in- shocking distemper, his body was nocent inhabitants were enjoying re. litterally devoured by vermin, and pose after the labours of the day, but, the agonies of his sufferings were alas, the angel of darkrefs hovered aggravated by the most awful expresover the retreats of induttry-Hepen. fions, declaring the tortures of a soul ital ordered the alarmring drum to apparently furrcunded with all the beat, and in a hurry each inhabitant in patient messengers of hell, from with becoming horror perceived the whose embraces he appeared to atministers of terror at bis bid lide ; tempt to escape, unul the most ex. ihe night frefounded with the taunts cruciating torments exhausted the of one party and the screams of the struggling materials of mortality. other ; after some unfinihed murders His remains were conveyed under įne authorized visitors bad a poor the care of a few watchmen, to St. man of the name of Smyth, and his Andrew's burying ground, about two i vo fons dragged into the street, and o'clock in the morning, and there in the presence of the aged fire, He. deposited, but fo fecretly has the spot penital ordered the cord of a drum been concealed, left fome diloyal to be taken off, aod with his own hands should violate the valuable hands hung each of the young men shrine, that no inquirer, however infuccellively across his achletic Thoul. genious, could accurately say, “ Here deri, until the spark of life was com. lies the Walking Callows.” His pletely extinguished, after the fatigue brother the attorney and secretary to he underwent by the convulfon of the police, has fince paid the debt of the agonizing young men, Hepental mortality, and his corpulent and acfouud himself unable to go through complished widow is at present the the operation with the wretched pa- wife of the celebrated Doctor Parent whne he ordered him to be shot, trick Duigenan. which was inmediately done, and
The Editors of the Irish Magazine to the People.
When such occafions are, • No plea must serve ; 'ris cruelty to spare.'' A CLASS of our readers for by designing persons to believe, that whose opinion we entertain the most our Magazine is a vehicle for priprofound respect, have been induced yaze lander, and personal malevo. lence. It being our wish, as well as when we attack a public delinquent, Our ioteret, to stand fair in the ef. we are prepared to meet the full timation of the Irish people, we feel mealure of such persons indignation, ourselves called upon to give the but if apprehensions of that nature, most ample explanation as to the were to deter us from discharging views and motives by which we our duty to our country, it would inhave been actuated since the com. deed be a complete derilection of mencement of our Magazine. We the principles on which we establish. will first promise that not more than ed the Irish Magazine, and more two articles have been inserted in our than a tacit acknowledgement that Magazine, constructive of a Dander
we are unworthy of that extensive ous jotention, and we assure our countenance and support we have ex• readers, that in those instances, we perienced at the hands of Irishnien. were perfectly blameless of any de. Does it offend these charitable advofire to criminate, in private life the · Caids of mild and merciful forbearpersons alluded to, and we hribly ance, when we expose the sanguinary believe that the writers of the ar- Orangema:), drunk with the unhal. ticles did intend to attach guilt to lowed conmixture of the tears and public conduct only, ioafmuch as blood of the widow and the orphan ? that those who are appointed to be Are they jealous when we describe the guardians of society, should not those to whom the groans of the Irish be the destroyers.
peasantry are music? Have they poigWe have always professed to be nant feeling for the man, to whose uoequivocally devoted to the amelio. exan.ple the mass of the Iníh conration of Ireland ; io conformity to muniry look, whereby to regulate that pledge we will stare what has their own conduct, and who bately been our practice, its confequences, betrays and contaminates those whom and do affure our friends we thall per religion has ordained to be placed unsevere in that conduct
, which has der his protection ? If these gentle heretofore obtained their unqualified expostulators intend to go thus far, approbation. We wil observe that in th-ir appeal to our kindness, we a character has never been fkctched must be excused accompanying them. in the Irish Magazine, of any ene- One gentleman will not sell the Irish my to Ireland, metaphorically or al. Magazine, and another refules to legorically, for we cannot do it
read it--and why? because, forsooth, orherwise) but the public have it dealt very harshly, as they say, but immediately discovered whom it mildly we know, with a very noto would fuit, and made the applica. rious and mischievious coxcomb. tion accordingly. Can it therefore, Such men will not allow these perwith justice, be said of us, thac, we tiferions exhalations of a corrupted wound private feeling, when we at foil, to be dislipated by the breath of tack those whom public judgment has honest indignation, although they already cond+mned as offinders
are willing to admit chat cause his against the well being of society, or been given fur Our 'chasti ement of traitors, planning the subversion of them, “ Bur," say they, " leave the shattered edifice of lifh liberty. them to God, and the knawings of We are aware that the baselt man has their own consciences ;" however, his friend, whose vices appear to as we cannot hope for their converhim through the fulle and mitigating fion by any ordinary means, and do medium of perfonal predilection, and oot look for any extraordinary or mi.
raculous raculous visitation to convince them before the tribunal of public opinion, of their abominations, we will “ set whose influence or example possesses mark on them,” whereby they may a tendency to extinguish public spirit be avoided. Another cogent reason whose sublerviency would lead him offered us is, that one man is very to sooth his countrymen into apathy friendly, and serves our offended or insensibility of their degraded lot, reader in the way of trade, another or whose morals are contaminating is displeased because he thinks the the rising genera ion, by the pestilen cloth ought to protect a wicked nii. tial contagion of bad example, shall nister of the gospel ; but we sell receive at our hands that caftigation, those disinterelled creatures what we not indeed commensurate to their besuppose they are ignorant of, it is a ings, bat at least co-extensive with maxim in social as well as civil law, ow abilities -of every such tranf. that punishing the impious is reward gressor, be his rank in life. what it ing the virtuous. Base and degene - may, be his wealth equal to that of rate Irishmen! worse than Esau, Craseus, be his affected piety in preyou would barter “ for a mess of poco sence of his superiors ever so hypotage," not only your birth rights critically marked, we will continue here, but your hopes of Heaven to give drawings from life, as stronghereafter ! To such we say, let them ly characteriltic as
our safety will go on, fi: affociates and panggerists warrant us in doing. Sir William of those wicked men, whose turpi- Draper said that Junius “ delighted tude they defend.
to mangle carcasses with a hatchet ;" Their resentments shall not at all so have our enemies said of the Irish influence our conduct, we will per- Magazine, not that we have transevere undeviatingly in that track scendant vanity to insinuate, that the which we have for ourselves prescrib- mantle of Junius has fallen apon us, ed. The day may come, when the but how can we hope to escape the Irish lion aroused, will take the ver- infectious breath of sander, the min off his mane, and whenever it
whisperings a way of character,'' if does arrive, we expect to see these Junius did not please so excellent a gentry humble converts to our opini. Icholar and lo upright a soldier, as oos. It is our purpose to continue Sir William, whose opinion was an the exhibition of such characters, as anticipation of Lord i ansfield's and he who from the fancied charity of exactly that of our revilers, namely, private concealment, attempts insidi. that the greater the truth the greatously to undermine ihe little remnant er the litel," and so it is and ever of Irish liberties, which remain to has been in any country whose go. us, by propoling such measures as a vernir ent is imbecile, fraudulent and Veto. We will offrio public exe oppressive, and as the fountain once cration, the idiotic magistrale, who polluted corrupts all its subordinate makes every principle of juitice sub Tireams, so does the habits, maxims, servient to his private restatments or and morals of a wicked adminiftra. his vicious propensities : we will ne- tion, poison and pollure every class ver forbear with the blood lained which unfortunately happens under Orangemen, until they relinquish its jurisdiction; to them and to that their sanguinary vies; we will never numerous class of satellites who per. spare that most dangerous of man. form their revolutions by its attrackind, a human fiend in sacerdotal ha. tion, truth is not barely disagreeable bit. In fine, every man who appears it is outrageous An Irith preis has been once extinguished, l'i et Armis public man-to this rule will we in such may be our face, for we have lexibly adhere, the resentments of already experienced the heavy hand the weak and wicked we do expe&t, of power io that extent that impo. and are ready to sustain, but we pofa teot tyranny could inflict. While we less indubitable proofs that our prin. are permitted to exitt, our pages ne. ciples are most grateful to every lrichver shall intentionally be devoted to man, who with:s to see the progress the ebullitions of pointed refentment of ruthless tyranny, fanaticism, and or the overflowings of personal gall; moral depravity, impeded in its we will never pretend to explore the “ head-long course,' and to erery recesses of the human heart, and ma man, who either in himself or his levolently ashgn evil motives to the posterity looks forward with ardent conduct of any person, except his hopes to Ireland's regeneration. deportment is fairly before us as a
Mr. Edward Lunting, and the Belfast Harp Society. THIS Society was established . receffes of the glens called from here for some years since, for the the fimple songs of the peasantry, purposes of reviving and preserving many of the finest airs of our ancient the ancient music of Ireland, and in bards These national airs, thus resparticular the inufic of the Irish Harp cued from oblivion, we are happy to an intrument which in the days of know, are sow published, and, of our forefathers-refounded in the halls course, beyond all danger of being of our nobles. Its exhilarating founds loft. To this gentleman, therefore, are calculated to awaken the soul to the country is indebted for restoring deeds of valour, and its milder me. and preserving such valuable relics of lodies to fan the flame of loye, or ancient genius. kindle soft delire. “ Strike the Harp Sensible of the importance of his in my hall,' faid the great Fingal, labours, and the ability with which ** aud let Finga!l hear the song.” he has accomplished the object of his Whilit the members of this society pursuit, the members of the Belfalt were prosecuting the design of the Harp Society determined, as a mark loficution, they found in one of of individual respect and public eltheir members, ur. Edward Bunting teem, to invite him to a splendid en. a powerful auxiliary, one indeed who t. rtainment, on Wednesday, the had long preceded them in the pur- 20th inst. at O'Neill's Hotel. In fuit, and who had followed it with the afternoon about fifty gentlemen perseverance, with ardoor, and with received him with every mark of re. success
. To attain his favourite ob- fpect; and at five o'clock they fat jects
, this gentleman has carried his down to a fumptuous dinner, elegant. relearches into all the ancient vo- ly served up, with excellent wines, lumes of mulic that he could disco. &c. ver, and, in order to make itill grea: Gilbert M`llveen, Esq in the Chuir. ler acquirements, travelled over the. W m Steevenson Esq. Vice President greater part of Ireland, and in the - fter the cloth was remo 'ey, the w.lds of the mountains, and in the following toalts were given in
The Memory of St. Patrick - " From former failures, we may Song, “ The sweet little, de a little appreciate the dificulty of the un. Shamrog of Ireland.”
derraking. From our own regrets for The Memory of Carolan and those Itrains which are now lost for o her departed Bards—Song " Bards ever, we may judge what is due to Legacy.”
him who preserved a part. The Memory of Miss Brook, to
By the publication of the anci. whom our country is indebted for ent melodies of reland, he has 'fix. her elegant translation of ancient ed an æra in the history of its nation.
al music, and left writing should fail, The Memory of Charles O'Con- he has also been the happy means of nor, the Iriih antiquary, and friend restoring the ancient mode of pre of Dr. Johnson.
serving it, by a fucceflion of Irish The Memory of O Halloran, the Bards. historian.
" Of this valuable trust we are The Memory of O'Flaherty, au
the guardians and depositories - this thor of the Ogygia.
is the origin of our society, and left The Irish Harp, and may its it should droop, it is invigorated by ftrains be once more heard in the
a principle that wust Håll of our Nobles. - Duet, “ The dear it to the hearts of ivishmen. Lalt Minftrel of Erin.”
" If the love of our country be The Dublin Harp Society. the end, the love of fellow.creatures
After this loaft the Chairman is the means by which we attain itarofe, and addressed the company to for be it remembered, and to the hothe following effect :
nor of the man from whom this SoGENTLIMEN, « Previous to the coast I am that our existence is fecnred by being
ciety derives its origin be it spoken, about to propose, permit me to take
cemented by the facred bond of chathe opportunity of expreffing the
rity. } fentiments which actuate mysell, and
“ I could say much more did not I doubt not, all those prefent.
the expression of my own feelings re“ lo proposing the health of the
frain you from giving vent to yours. Gentleman, to commemorate w
" rermit me therefore to propose fervices we have now met, I cannot
the health of Mr. Edward Bunting avoid publicly exprefling, in my own
-the reviver of the ancient music of name, and that of the Society in
Our country--aud may his exertions which I have the honour to preside, be crowned with the success of methe sense of the obligations we awe to him.
The health of Mr. Bunting was " ior seventeen years actively en. gaged in rescuing from oblivion the few relics of our national music, mee'ing höld in July 1762. Pa ly in 1800 which have escaped the devastations he publithed, wid an appropriate pt: face of time, he has a length achieved, his abouis till this time, a d has just pube
a collection of 66 ans; he has com'inued what had often before been uníuc
litled a volume in the most fplenaid Style cessfully attempted.
of any limiar work hat bast ver a; peared in the united king lois
t The Society lupports a school, where *Bunrin comtience his researchez ear young Blind Fupio arc instruiled to play Jy in 1792, and collected fone mulic, as The Hurp. well.s tunc po: formais for chic Harp