Page images

Printed by R. Wilks, Chancery-lane, Fleet-street, London.








YEAR 1782.


The Reigns of William and Mary, and William.

Revolution in England and Ireland different Articles of Lime-

rick not observed-William not naturally intolerant--Differ-
ences between William and his English parliament- Nego-
ciation of the articles of Limerick The articles contested from
the pulpit --Sir Richard Cox's conduct in reference to the ar-
ticles of Limerick - William had offered more favourable terms
to the Irish-Effects of the revolution on the Trish-England
usurps the right of legislating for Ireland-Abject state of the
Irish catholics-Irish different from English whigs-Lord Syd-
ney convenes a parliament-Lord Sydney reprimands and pro-
rogues the parliament-Sydney recalled : Changes in the go.
vernment, and a new patliament convened-New session of
parliament, in which Sir Charles Porter was conspicuous for
his probity-Inconsistent conduct of government towards
Ireland -General substance of Mr. Molyneux's book -Conduct
of the English parliament upon Molyneux's book-Overbear-
ing conduct of the English parliament towards Ireland

[ocr errors]

William thwarted by his English parliament-Parliamentary
commission for enquiring into the value of the forfeited estates
-Contest between the court and parliamentary interest bene.
ficial to Ireland-Yet Ireland suffers on both sides—The act
of resumption seriously affects King William-Tolerant dis-
position of William towards the Irish- Death of Wiliam


The Reign of Ann.

p. 34
Accession of Ann-The Queen open to the ascendancy of each

party-Act for preventing the growth of popery-Force of anti-
catholic prejudice-Complaints of the violation of the articles
of Limerick-Protestant dissenters petition against the sa-
cramental test-The Irish persecuted by the Stuarts and their
friends-- The penal laws executed with severity against the
catholics— Impolitic government of Ireland - The Irish house
of commons inveterate against the catholics—The catholics
treated as common enemies by the Earl of Wharton-The
Tories address the Queen against the presbyterians-Effects
of the lords' address against the presbyterians-Address of the
lords against the commons-Nature of the original protestant
ascendancy in Ireland - Prevalence of the whigs in the come
mons, supported by the dissenters—Dissolution of parliament,
and whigs still have a majority– The English parliament
legislatcs for Ireland-Schism bill brought into the English
house of commons by Sir William Windham-Strong protest
of the lords against the schism bill — The court adverse to the
dissenters- Violent struggles of parties in Ireland about the
chancellor- Queen Anu indisposed to the Hanover succession
-Her character and death.


The Reign of George 1. p. 67
Accession of George I.-Parliament of Ireland convened and

passes several acts in favour of the Hanover succession--Ho-
nourable testimony of Irish loyalty from the lords justices

Insurrection in North Britain : Danger in England and secu-
rity in Ireland - Impolicy of treating the Irish catholics as
enemies Partiality in favour of dissenters-Difference be-
tween the Irish and English peers upon the appellant jurisdiction
Duke of Ormond heads an invasion from Spain-indulg-
ences to protestant dissenters-Harshness of the Duke of
Grafton towards the catholics-Irish loyalty acted upon-
Violent resolutions of the commons, and a bill in consequence
Three protestant parties in Ireland – The job of Wood's
patent for halfpence-Death of George 1.-Character of the
reign of George T.


The Reign of George II. p. 87
Accession of George II. . -addressed by the catholics—Boulter's

principle of governing-System of dividing Ireland within itself
The catholics deprived of the elective franchise Internal dis-
tresses of Ireland - Further rigour imposed on the catholics
Boulter's jealousy of any Irish influence--Distresses of Ireland
under Primate Boulter-Grievances of the dissenters-Govern-
ment managed by Primate Boulter-Duke of Dorset's admi-
nistration - Abolition of agistment tithe - Boulter yields to
the loss of the clergy rather than hazard the English interest
- Administration of the Duke of Devonshire - Variance of
English and Irish cabinet - Relaxation in favour of the ca-
tholics - Their unshaken loyalty - Earl of Chesterfield ap-
pointed lord-lieutenant-Lord Chesterfield meets the parli.
ament - Address of thanks to the throne -Prudent and upright
conduct of Lord Chesterfield - Addressed by the lords and
commons — Reflections upon the short duration of Lord Ches-
terfield's administration - Earl of Harrington lord-lieutenant -
The patriotism of Mr. Lucas - Primate Stone entrusted with
the management of the English interest in Ireland - Lord Clare's
representation of Primate Stone's administration - Contest be-
tween the Irish commons, and English cabinet, as to the
appropriation of surplus - Nevil, a member of the house of

[blocks in formation]

Accession of George III. and his speech to the parliament - Ori-

gin of White Boys - Causes of the riots of the White Boys -
Commission to enquire into the riots – The White Boys com-
plain of tythes-Encrease of establishment and of lord lieute-
nants’s allowance-Other risings suceeed the White Boys-
Oak Boys-Steel Boys—Address to Mr.Pitt on his resignation-
Failure of patriotic bills in the commons The Earl of Ha.
lifax succeeded by the Earl of Northumberland-Further
efforts of the patriots to regulate the pension list- First effort
in favour of catholics fails through Primate Stone-Deaths of
Primate Stone and Lord Shannon--The last lords justices in
Ireland-The patriots renew their efforts-Ungracious answer
to the address_Patriotism of Dr. Lucas-Lord Townshend
succeeds Lord. Hertford--The ancient system of governing Ire.
land— Particular views of Lord Townshend's administration
Lord Townshend's address in managing the system-An octen.
pial bill obtained-New system of Lord Townshend-Aug-
Mentation of the army - Lord Townshend's management of

« PreviousContinue »