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IN OBSERVATIONS AND STRICTURES ON A PAM-
A HISTORY OF THE PENAL LAWS
IRISH ROMAN CATHOLICS.
PATRICK DUIGENAN, LL. D. M. P.
SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.
PRINTED FOR J. J. STOCKDALE, No. 41, PALL MALL.
ASTOR, LENOX AND
Gillet and Son, Printers, Crown-court, Fleet-street, London.
The Author's absence, in Ireland, during the progress of the following sheets through the press, which he consequently had not the advantage of inspecting, must apologize for the subsequent errata.
Page 19 line 2, for their, read then
5, from the bottom, after elections, add they 9, from the bottom, for ranks, read rank
11, ditto, for put, read pent
14, ditto, before which, add; an exception
13, for cause, read course
6, dele repeal of the
15, for importance, read impotence
13, from the bottom, for face, read force
4, for 1798, read 1793
5, for 1793, read 1798
2, from the bottom, for Swedes, read seceders 4, ditto, for prest, read priests
8, for Catholic, read A catholic
4, from the bottom, for repetition, read refutation
last line but one, for poverty, read paucity
7, ditto, for influence, read inference
10, ditto, for 1797, read 1697
9, dele It is stated that
10, after that, add the repeal of
dele line 13 and The three are, and substitute "T'is the same rope at different ends they twist;"
and all equally
236 4, insert before the word but, was not fully
NATURE AND EXTENT
IRISHI ROMAN CATHOLICS.
In this age of innovation, the renowned Constitution of the British empire bas, hitherto, resisted the rude attacks of foreign enemies, and the treacherous attempts of domestic foes, preserving its great barriers yet entire and unimpaired. There can be no doubt of its sufficiency to repel external assault; its durability and security can be only hazarded and shaken by its own ungrateful subjects, and the plots and intrigues of restless faction in its very bowels. Jacobinism, the bane of the rest of Europe, has been able to insinuate its baleful influence, in some degree, into this empire; and, a short time since, boldly attempted the subversion of that constitution, the result of the wisdom of ages, and the admira. tion of all the civilised world, by open force. The aggression was met by the energy of the