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IRISH M A G A ZINE,
For FEBRUARY, 1808.
This Month's Magazine is ornamented with an Engraved
Elevation of the Church of St. Doulagh.
HIS venerable Relique of the of modern Philosophy, quote them as
and architecture of our authorities againft' the in allibility of ancestors, while yet strangers to the the church. Icentious and rude novelties, which The church of St. Doulach or Star our invading neighbours introouced Doulagb, was built about the year into the Christian Church must excite 1009, it is forty-eight feet long, and in the breasts of Catholics, a lively eighteen feet wide; the roof is of stone, idea of the purity and powers of a and the ridge forms a very acute angle.. Paith that unaided by worldly fplen- It was so finely cornected by the exe dour, by its simple and humble induf- cellent cement, and square' labs, lo try triumphed over the Pagan and let- well jointed, that after the lapse of tered fuperftitions of the ancient Em- seven centuries, and frequent dilapipire of the civilized World. Moderns dations by the irreverent hands of faand fantastical sectarists, aided by the natical reformers, it admits neither the aris of Legillators, force of Armies and light or rain. . An anonymous author terrors of persecution, may boast of de- gives the following account of St. taching by terror and temptation, a Doulach and his chapel. few of the weak and voluptuous from In Bove-street, now called Fishamthe Catholic Faith, and then arraying ble-street, stood formerly a chapel of the trayed vieims under the banners cafe to St. John's church, de dicated to