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Faulkland recalled and terrorism begins_Commencement of
Strafford's government-Strafford obnoxious to the popular party
--Strafford's duplicity to the catholics before he arrives in Ire-
land-Haughtiness of Strafford --How Strafford managed the
parliament–The meeting of the first parliament under Charles
-Strafford's notorious falsehoods- The plantation of Con-
daught set about–The deputy recalled: created Earl Straf.
ford, and made lord-lieutenant-Strafford raises 9000 men for
the King in Ireland Strafford's meanness in recording his own
eulogy-Charles renews his promise of the graces-Arifui as.
cendancy of the puritans–Various causes, which drove the
Irish to arms-Universal rebellion declared by the lords justices
- The Irish goaded to arm in self-defence- Forged commission
to O'Neale—The catholics confederate upon oath~Commission
to Ormond and others to meet the confederates—The remolle
strance of Trim-Ormond disobeys the King's orders-Or-
mond against the cessation-Ormond resists the King's com-
mands to determine the cessation--Ormond procures from the
Irish both men and money for the King's service --The treaty
rejected by the northern army, who take the covenants
English parliament opposes the cessation - The Irish loyal to
the last-Ormond's perfidy to the King – The commission to
the Earl of Glamorgan-Duplicity of Charles and perfidy of Or.
mond-Peace with the confederates, and Glamorgan imprisoned
- Internal division of the confederates-Ormond betrays the
royal cause–The confederates at Kilkenny put themselves on
self defence-Ormond lands at Cork, and returns to Kilkenny
-Ormond opposes the catholics to the last ---Peace concluded
with the confederates-Ormond accelerated the fate of Charles

Unshaken loyalty of the Irish catholics to Charles,

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Charles II. restored - Richard dissolves the parliament-Charles

proclaimed throughout Ireland-Persevering loyalty of the
Irish-Brogbill created Earl of Orrery, Coote Earl of Mon.
trath-Combination of power against the Irish catholics-Meet-
ing of the first parliament under Charles II, and how consti:
tuted - Modes of preventing the catholics from redress-
Ormond resumes the government of Ireland. His conduct
towards the catholics--Lord Clare's representation of the act
of settlement, &C. Self-interested conduct of Ormoud-
Unaccountable commendation of Cromwell-Ormond's influ.
ence upon Charles II. -Unjust principles of the commission-
Time of the commission too short. Its enlargement opposed
by Ormond-Mischievous effects of the act of settlement, and
explanation-Persevering loyalty of the Irish catholics—The
cabal administration-Change in Ormond's conduct towards
his countrymen-Plots encouraged by the cabal-Ormond
displaced and restored --Death of Charles II.


The Reign of James II. p. 441 James proclaimed on his brother's death-Earl of Clarendon ap

pointed lord-lieutenant-Tyrconnel appointed commander in chief of the army-Tyrconnel sent to England to procure a repeal of the acts of settlement-James and Tyrconnel ob. noxious to the protestants of Ireland - James's religious enthusiasm–Irish protestants disloyal to James before he abdicated-Conduct of government towards the northern insurgents—James sails from France to head the armies in Ireland Conduct of James at Dublin-Commencement of open warfare-Lawless state of Schomberg's army, according to his own secretary-The duty of allegiance to James lasted longer in Ireland than in England-Purjıy of the Irish allegianceNature of the contest between James and William- Beneficial act of James for the trade and navigation of Ireland Difficulties attending William after his accession to the throne of England-Address to the King, against his going to Ireland - The situation and force of the hostile armies–Difference of the two Kings—The battle of the Boy nie~Movernents of the two armies—Effects of the battle of the Boyne-James escapes under convoy to France-William's progress after the battle of the Boyne-Marlborough takes Cork and Kinsalem William's anxiety to terminate the Irish war-Battle of Aghsiin-Siege of Limerick-Capitulation articles of Limerick.




A nation is as much entitled to historical, as an in- Irish His. dividual is to distributive justice. Since the Irish rally misre. have been connected with England, they have labour." ed under more historical misrepresentation and traduce pris! tion than any people of Europe. No attempt has hitherto succeeded, perhaps none ever will succeed, to write an History of Ireland that shall be admitted true, in all its parts, by all parties. The attempt is disheartening, it is not impracticable*. Who follows truth

* It is the duty of the historian to falsify Mr. Hume's assertion, that, No man has as yet arese, who has been enabled to pay · an entire regard to truth, and has dared to expose her, without covering, or disguize, to the eyes of the preju: iced public. (Jac. ii.)

That this duty is severe is admitted by one of the most respectable historiographers of that country: “Even at this day, the bistorian of Irish affairs must be armed against censure only by an integrity, which confines him to truth, and a literary courage, which despises every charge, but that of wilful or careless misrepresentation." (Lel. Prel. Disc. iii.) Disappointment would follow any expec


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