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one of these is as much worth as a good we- LORD North (Parliamentary History, ther, yet neither eats so much, or costs so vol. 20, p. 1272-3) said that “ before the much attendance: but then the pheasants Restoration the Irish enjoyed every commust look well to themselves ; for they tell mercial advantage and benefit in common me these vermin will hunt and kill them with England.” Certes this was not Strafnotably.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 249.

ford's policy. He supposes them to have been introduced out of dislike to Ormond.

But see the speech. A silver seal of one of the kings of Connaught found, and one of their bits of gold

When the young Earl of Desmond came weighing ten ounces.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 267.

to Kilmallock, the people threw wheat

and salt upon him, according to the ancient 1678. “ The affairs of this kingdom go

ceremony used in that province (Munster).

This was Saturday, next day they spat upon on very prosperously, God be praised : and

him when he came out of the Protestant having honourably and justly bettered the

Church.—PHELAN, Policy of the Church of revenue here since my coming to the go

Rome in Ireland, p. 169. vernment £50,000 a year, we are now able to bear our own charge with advantage, which this crown never did before. The Intent of Poyning's law (Irish Parliatrade increaseth daily, and the land im- mentary Debates, vol. 1, p. 155). “ It was proves mightily. I dare say all men's rents thought that when Lambert Simnel was a third part better than when I set first crowned in Dublin, if there had been a footing on Irish ground, and very clearly Parliament sitting, that Parliament would will still grow, if peace continue.”—Ibid. have acknowledged him as rightful king." vol. 2, p. 270.

Carte's Life of Drmonde. No rebellion if Strafford had lived.

v. TRADITION (confirmed by an act of LAUD's Troubles.

Parliament Henry VI.) that the Ormonde family were heirs of Becket.

ix. The act says, “ of whose blood they The Papists in Ireland generally estimated at twenty to one, in many places

are lineally descended.”

xvi. Before 1641 the prisage of wine in more.—Clarendon Papers, vol. 2, p. 66.

Ireland, granted by Henry II. to Theobald
Walter, the first butler of Ireland, was

leased for £2600 a year.
1627. SCHEMES for reducing Ireland un-
der the Spanish dominion. The Spanish

xxix. How Kildare came improperly to embassy required of the Pope that the have precedence of Ormonde. Irish bishoprics should be provided only in

xxxiv. Richard Duke of York's good persons well affected and able to serve the government. Spanish service; and consequently such as

xlii. Edward IV. used to say of Sir John were found affected to the King and state

de Ormonde, the earl who died without of England should be excluded from all

issue in the Holy Land, 1478, “that he was preferments.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 67.

the goodliest knight he ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Christendom, and that

if good breeding, nurture and liberal qualiJesuits' negociations with Cromwell.— ties were lost in the world, they might all Ibid. vol. 2, p. 509.

be found in him."

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&c. some of which were in Sir R. Rothe's

It was the custom for the younger sons 17. James's care of the church in Ulster. of the nobility to take their fathers' titles 19. Parliament of 1613, the first full, fair for their surnames. This continued as late free parliament, and how did the Romanists as Elizabeth.

abuse the King's goodness in calling it! xlij. Thomas Earl of Ormonde (Henry 20. The Puritans on that occasion “ cenVII.) found after his brother James's death, sured the government, either of weakness £40,000 sterling in money, besides plate, in in not knowing how to govern that unruly his house in the Black Friars, London,—all people; or of pusillanimity, in not daring which he carried to Ireland.

to rule them as they ought. Becket-or the Butler's—ivory horn, an 20. Lord Chichester's hopes from a mild heirloom. See the passage for its descrip- course. tion, &c.

26. Abuses in the plantations. xlv. A daughter of Macmorough marry- 26. Defective titles ; and then let loose ing a Butler in Edward II.'s reign, she had the lawyers ! 27. a patent of denization, freeing and acquit- 27. It was an age of adventures and proting her and her issue by this marriage from jectors; the general taste of the world ran all Irish servitude.

in favour of new discoveries and planting 1. Piers Earl of Ormonde (died 1539) of countries; and such as were not hardy brought out of Flanders and the neighbour- enough to venture into the remote parts of ing provinces artificers and manufacturers, the earth, fancied they might make a forwhom he employed at Kilkenny in working tune nearer home by settling and planting tapestry, drapery, Turkey carpets, cushions, in Ireland.

28. Sir William Parsons was a knave of time remaining in the Ormonde family.

the first water. 5. Abbot neglected young Ormonde when 32-3. Act of uniformity, and penal laws. placed under his care. Carte gave a just This is very clearly stated, 35. hard character of this archbishop.

34. A little more vigour in Lord Chi12. Elizabeth cut the sinews of Tynne's chester's time would have rooted out the strength by issuing base money in Ireland, Romish tares. which was worth nothing abroad, so that he 35. Act of supremacy, universally recould purchase no supplies from other coun- ceived at first. tries.

39. Sir J. Davies's speech, shewing the 13. Excellent intention of James I. Evil old law concerning the king's prerogative which he abolished. 22.

in ecclesiastical matters. 14. The commission and surrender of 43. Lenity of the government. lands was a gracious as well as politic mea- Education of wards in the Protestant

It gave estates in fee instead of life faith neglected. estates, which was the utmost they who 44-5. Low state to which James let the held by tanistry could pretend to before. army be reduced,-a consequence of his

15. In Ulster the Irish undertenants and prodigality. servants were exempted from the oath of 46. Impolicy of encouraging them to ensupremacy.

list in foreign services. 16. The British there forbidden to marry 53. The Recusants erected Convents,or foster with the Irish, and they were

and founded an opposition University in planted separately, the contrary system Dublin. having been unhappily tried in Munster. Prelates' oath to the Pope.

62. Taxation, how levied in both counOn this law or custom in Ireland, see WARE's

tries. Antiquitates Hibernica, c. viii. J. W. W.

67-8. Carte supposes Bishop Atherton





to have been accused unjustly, and that he It was a good saying of Cardinal Allen's, was a victim to Lord Cork's resentment. (Dodd, vol. 2, p. 53) “ That for a man to 77-8. Usher's errors.

do great things, it was necessary to be both 85. Introduction of flax.

rich, and a despiser of riches." Reason for not allowing the clothing trade in Ireland.

87-8. A good view of the rise of the “ Nihil ardet in Inferno nisi propria troubles in Scotland, and of the part taken voluntas," is a saying which Jeremy Taylor by France in fomenting them.

quotes from Saint Bernard. Nothing burns 89. When the Roman Catholics raised in the eternal flames of Hell, but a man's contributions for Charles, 1639, the Pope heart, nothing but his will. sent express orders to his Nuncio to enjoin them to desist.

97. Burnet accused of cooking up a fine " The Jews of the Holy Land when they speech for Bedel,-no such speech having visit in pilgrimage the graves of the ancient been spoken.

Rabbis, repeat over the grave those pro101. Some ecclesiastical customs, “such as verbs which the Rabbi who is there interred Saint Patrick's ridges, soul money, anoint- used most frequently to inculcate to his ing muttons, holy water, clerk, and Mary disciples.”—BARLOTOCEI, vol. 1, p. 9. gallons, had been in many places introduced in the times of Popery, and were by custom raised into a constant revenue."



SIR BENJAMIN RUD115. The first application ever made from YARD, was first and best planted in cities. Ireland to an English House of Commons, God did spread his net where most might was the infamous remonstrance against be caught.”—NALson, vol. 2, p. 298. Strafford.

134. Parliament would not allow the disbanded troops in 1641 to enter into foreign “ The same word in Hebrew which sigservice; consequently these troops became nifieth to praise or applaud, signifieth also the strength of the rebellion.

to infatuate, or make mad."— BARROW, 140. The practice of finding verdicts con- vol. 3, p. 213. trary to the evidence began when the penal laws against Recusants (Papist) were put in execution. From that cause it soon ex

“SCANDERBACH, bon Juge et tres extended to others.

pert, avoit accoustumé de dire, que dix ou 155. Among the old Irish no one could lay douze mille combattants fideles, devoyent claim to any particular lands as their inherit- baster à un suffisant chef de guerre, pour ance, by their own laws, but all of a sept garantir sa reputation en toute sorte de thought they had a general right to the whole. besoing militaire.” — Montaigne, tom. 6,

221. What Ireland suffered by being p. 345. governed by strangers.

LORD Conway says to Strafford, “ You

were so often with Sir Anthony Vandyke, LORD KEEPER GUILDFORD used to say, that you could not but know his gallantry (Life, vol. 2, p. 54) speaking professionally, for the love of Lady Stanhope, but he is that “passion had a credit with him ; for come off with a coglioneria, for he disputed wherever it appeared, he commonly found with her about the price of her picture, honesty lay."

and sent her word that if she would not Knavery is generally cool.

give the price he demanded, he would sell




p. 257.

it to another that would give more."- syllables of the authorities, especially those STRAFFORD's Letters, vol. 2, p. 48.

upon record, that the work may justly pass for an antiquarian law-book."-Ibid. vol.

1, p. 25. A HARD task it is," says STRAFFORD, to do good for them that are obstinately set to do ill for themselves.” — Ibid. vol. 2,

“The last of the Tempests, an ancient family in Craven, devised by his will, ten

days only before he died, the manor of “UNCONSTANCY," says Bishop WOMACK, Bracewell and stock to John Rushworth “ I confess is sometimes culpable; but may his cousin, 'in requital of all the love he we not say so too of constancy. Many times ? hath showed in all my extremities in EnWhich is therefore resembled (somewhere) gland, and in redeeming me out of a sad to a sullen porter, who keeps out better condition in France, when all other friends company oftentimes than he lets in.”—Ex- failed.' Rushworth, the author of the Hisam. of Telenus, p. 10. Nichols's Calv. and torical Collections, was a Puritan, but much Arm.

in the confidence of several Catholic fami

lies whose estates he saved from confisPuritans! “ If they abhor idols, they cation by his interest with the governing think it tolerable enough to commit sacri- powers. He had, however, the address to lege and sedition ; and if they be not drunk

save Bracewell for himself. But it did not with wine or strong drink, they think it no prosper in his hand; for (mark the end of matter though the spirit of pride and dis- such men) the Puritan Rushworth died of obedience stagger them into any schism or

dram-drinking in a gaol. By this iniquiheresy."-Ibid. p. 31.

tous will, the sum of £2500 was bequeathed to Mrs. South, the daughter and heiress of

the testator, and with that exception, an “He that denies all freedom of will to

estate then estimated at £700 a-year passed man, deserves no other argument than a to a stranger."—WHITAKER's History of whip or a cudgel to confute him. Sure the Craven, p. 81. smart would quickly make him find liberty enough to run from it.”—Ibid. p. 36.

STONYHURST was Usher's uncle, and took “ Coke's comment upon Littleton ought no small pains after he became a Catholic not to be read by students, to whom it is, to bring over his nephew. After his wife's at least, unprofitable; for it is but a com

death he went to Flanders and took orders. mon-place, and much more obscure than The Archduke Albert made him his chapthe bare text without it. And to say truth, lain and procured him an honourable subthat text needs it not ; for it is so plain of sistence till his death, which happened at itself

, that a comment, properly so called, Brussels, 1618. Dodd describes his transdoth but obscure it." —Roger North, Life lation of Virgil as in English blank verse ! of Lord Keeper Guildford, vol. 1, p. 21.

-vol. 2, p. 385. This no doubt was the Lord Keeper Guildford's opinion.

FULLER was able to make use of any Dr. Brady's history is “compiled so re

man's sermon that he had but once read or ligiously upon the very text, letters and heard.— Mus. THORESBY, Appendix, p. 148.



our own.

When James thought of making Coke HERE again thou hypocrizest.-G.KEItu's Chancellor, Bacon wrote to him, “If your Rector Corrected, p. 227. Majesty take the Lord Coke, you will put an over-ruling nature into an over-ruling place.”—Cabala, fol. 29.

To redargue and coargue common in J. Taylor's age, though I do not remember that

he uses the latter word: it signifies to imply What MontAIGNE says of the French writers in his age, is applicable to some of

logically. “Ils sont assez hardis et desdaigneux pour ne suyvre la route commune; mais faute d'invention et de discretion les “ Was't not rare sport at the sea-battle, perd. Il ne s'y voit qu'une miserable af- whilst rounce robble hobble roared from fectation d'estrangeté; des desguisements the ship sides."— Marston's Antonio and froids et absurdes, qui au lieu d'eslever, ab- Mellida, p. 129. batent la matiére. Pourveu qu'ils se gorgiasent en la nouvelleté, il ne leur chant de l'efficace.”—Tom. 7, p. 349, lib. 3, c. 5.

“ He would thwart and violence his own

conscience."-BARROW, vol. 3, p. 162.
OLIVAREZ once said to Hopton, “No ay
gratitud en reyes,” “which doubtless," says
II. “ is according to their own maxims.”—

Phantastry.-Ibid. p. 341.
Clarendon Papers, vol. 1, p. 101.

Arbitrariously.— Ibid. p. 344.
Mistified, a word lately brought into use,
in the French sense, is used by Roger North.
-Life of Lord Keeper G. vol. 1, p. 149. Mating and quelling the enemies of

man's salvation.”—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 395.

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Orage.-Ibid. vol. 1, p. 170. Orugon, hurricane.

“ We have some letters of Popes (though

not many), for Popes were not then very “In her family his lordship was next to scribatious, or not so pragmatical.”—Ibid. a domestic.—Ibid. p. 292. i. e. he was like | vol. 6, p. 188. one of the family.

The Norwegians complained that they

“ By how many tricks did he proll money could very seldom get any wine into their from all parts of Christendom ?"—Ibid. vol. country, and when it did come, it was almost 6, p. 309. vinegar or vappe.-JEREMY Taylor, vol. 13, p. 54.

“ These things are only passed over “ We need not walk along the banks and as precedaneous to the constitution, or ordiintrigues of Volga if we can at first point to nation.”—Ibid. vol. 6, p. 376. the fountain.”—Ibid. vol. 13, p. 131.

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