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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 opportuni:v
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 Duhan by judices entertained against temale Coyne, 15+, Capel-Street. celibacy.
Let us now turn our eves to the This controversial pamphlet 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 ter.ns; its sp rit had a chair' at the dinner and supper been hid 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 firtation ; But for our age it was reserved to be attends 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 dispassinate
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 domestic 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 noi Aling from seducing the insuspicious from the him in disgust before he can wade paths of virtue, until at length he through the inire of ten pages. It attaches himself to some unfortunate is happily now the fashion to despise impure, whom he makes the partier 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,
briefly these- Present State of the Church of Ireland
years which 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 sell) Messrs. LE MESURIER, SABER work by one party and we regreto and an anonymous clergyman- ted the temporizing, dastardly spirit
were so caluminous which concealed or weakened truth and repeated so barefacedly the asser. in those published by the other. tions of the Bishop that a
PLOWDEN was hired by an English CATION of the REMARKS 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 be bail docuition by those who wish to see the ments in his possession ; GORDON objections of our adversaries refuted was a prejudiced clergyman 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 mu'sreal tenets of the Roman Catholic GRAVE was an historical Cur. We Church,
wanted such an abie 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 introdu&tion which ares. We should rejoice to have it condenses into a small compass with in our power to dwell on the mewonderful combining power, ihe his- rits of this finely written and spiritory of twenty years, only tends to ted Introduction but we must for shew, what we might expect 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 tortures, 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 seased, and worried;
many ruined, many materially injured in person and in property", all under alarms; all panting for repose; even Mr. Pite's best friends tired of hghting! - Under these circumstances, Mr. Pitt 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 Col. stitution : though we had been declared, near twerty years before, a tree and iudepetident people; independent in external as well as internal legislation : but Mr. Pitt wished to rest the force of his argument on the manner 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 impoverishment ; they thought it the most ungracıful return faire sible for their extraordinary services: to an impartial observer their folly appeared as great as their wickedness. The Irish parliament, with very few exceptions corrupe and base, and profligate, took the aların, assumed lolly toncs, threatened and storn.ed. But Mr. Pitt, who knew them well, 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 outsan even his own agents Some enlightened and patriotic nen beis, seeing the full extent of the danger, and its near approach, thoug!e of moving for Catholic emancipation, as the surese means of uniting the people and the legi s'ature in one causte ; 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 evils they would chuse the leaser, Mr. Pitt's douceurs were at the same time distributed at an enormous cxpence to the nation : the stern patriots were softened into tompliance, and the Irish parliament ended its inglorious career by committing su cide.
The established clergy gave all their influence 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 blu.h 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 latíterly; 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:tý plans and nefarious plots.
The Union with all its blessings did not silence calumniators. The calumniating 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 Lacouragement. 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 zotking 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 unconcerned under a load of calumny which threatened their very existence, and which could only injure by being disregarded. Posterity will scarce believe, that the leading men emong them, whose duty it was to take up the business, seemed rather to co-perate with their enemies, in stilling tevery information which directly went to counteract the plans of the calumniators; and in' thus fitting the Carholics 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 nacural; but that a nation of several millions, civilized and enlighiened through every gradation of society, from 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 facis 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 ening. 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, disheartening beyond example, had not for the present stayed our very unwise politicians, U
July July 27, 1803.
Ald. Marlay do you know I
have information on oath against Examination of Mr. Marlay, 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 cuf's, and coliar,
I shall send you off to the doctor Bulbrooks an old drum major his at Kilmainbam? Speak traitor, do principal assistant.
you know who I am! That I am Bulbrooks. Please your worship, a magistrate, and can picket, Hog Marlay is in custody and remains or thumb screw you? tyed in the hall.
Marlay. I know you for a series Ald. Bring forth the body, (on of years, I remember, in my boyish this solenin demand Marlay is brought days, what tricks I played on the forward by three fellows aimed tuithe mouth of your cellar, having often cailasses.)
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 so remain quiet, until he is truckle in your subterraneous bedsearched After much pains taken 10 chamber, a much more serious ofget pikes, paper and cannon on Mars fence, at that time of your life, than lay's persoy', 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 mutton is never roasted, rebel. this is rank creason?
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. More treason, as sure as I soner, in the rebel canıp, employed live. A rebel dinner, to comme- making cartridges, this man, carried morate some of their victories let
to me, all the balls, that fa.ber Murme have an almanack.
play Canight, in the battle. I know The alderman reads an almanack. him as well, as I do your bonor,
The battle of Prosperous is not besides, one night, as I was about noticed here, nor Kilcullen, nor Ross, sleeping, I heard the protestant ghost, 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 Patt. Darlay 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.