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lursbaiid , her left-hand round Ins waist , the other over her own head , which she reclined between his shoulders . In this position the mother was called ( as 1 supposed ) to resign her daughter , or to sanction her conduct , by applying a wisp of tlfltited straw to the f row o of her nead for tlic space of a secbud ' or two * The grave was now
graduall y filled f > y the bystanders , whilst two men trod the faHing earth mVound the living and the dead , as a irardener does the mould around the Tifcwly transplanted tree , and thus deliberately proceeded till the earth rose to the surface , leaving the bodies about three feet beneath ; when the multitude dispersed . "
Catholic Emancipation . —Speech of Dr . J t ' l Dttyman at the County of Antrim Ca-/ / tKotic Meeting * Belfast , Oct . 28 . c Mr , Chairman—I know not what interpretation others may give to the late ambiguous conduct of the House of Cowwobs ^ but , for my part , I should wish to interpret it in this way . It is the will and the wish of that
Hod . House , that the Catholics of Ireland * aad the Protestants of Ireland should assemble together once in every year , for ., the . pui poses of promotvng public . peace and national concord ^ not to commemorate hatred and hostility ; not to commemorate , in a
Spirit of selfish exclusion , civil war , and battles , and shedding of brother ' s blood j but an association of amity «> nd good neighbourhood , prospective of ^ political liberty ; not looking back & *? . < the . disastrous periods of history , ha ta cities sacked and towns in
@ ' nmesj > but forward to happier days with eager hope asui affectionate congratulation . Yes , it must have been tfete intention of the Hon . House , that you , Catholics , and we , Protestants , should meet annually together , to hold out our hands to each other , to
exchaogc hearts ; to confirm past resolutiunfe !; tu pledge ourselves to fature perseverance - tu bind the Catholic ii 6 uy sliil iho / e iitdiesolubly to a cause Jtn wliwAi srtrt . only their common
int ^ eslS ) , ] but their ., individual honour audi lioncJstyc . are bo intimately iuvolvedi to biu 4 the Protestant body still Jodie- ¦ - ¦ stridtly -to ( idelity in fiiendship , nud cotSliitljiy- of ussiyttiiice - in sJKH ' t , to ^ ni akc ^ oiii Catholics and Prole s -t&ilts < 3 oHc ^« to ffethcv in one family
feelingy ratifying their patriotic fellowship by every earthly tie ; and sanctifying it , as we do at present , by the solemnity of the place in which we assemble , dedicated as it is , to the purposes of religion . A Pagan author * h-its said , that one good man struggling with the st « rma of fate , is an object worthy the contemplation of the Gods : and , certainly . , a whole nation making the sam « struggle with the unity of a singly man , unappalled by every obstacle that opposes them , undaunted in their resolution , inflexible in their perseverance , untaintetl in their loyalty ^ rising buoyant above the torrent of
prejudice and calumny , and yet reaaj to pour forth their blood in defence of those who despitefully use them c this , certainly , is a sublitise spectacle * and may even merit the approbation of the Divinity whom we , Christians ^ in common adore .
In obedience , then , to the sense of the legislature , as 1 would understand it , I feel myself grateful for this fresh opportunity of affixing , as it were , * * new seal to our family compact , this renewed occasion of calling into exercise the best und most generous feel- *
ings of human nature . Sir , the" Ca * tholic question as an argument is ex * hausted , but , as a subject of sentiment and feeling , it never fails to strike forth a spring in every patriotic breast , and it is under such impressions alone , I chuse , at present to consider it . JVlr . Grattan once said that the genius of
Ireland was affection ; ancl , in th , « spirit and warmth of that affection , do 1 now press my hand to my heart , and then hold it to you my countrymen , with the smcerest good wishes for you * speedy , complete and
unqualified emancipation , for a si an pie repea ! , a summary repeal , a sweeping repeal , an unsuspicious repeal , a sempiternal repeal of tliat penal code , either of penalty or privation , which lias so long polluted the public iaiv of the British Empire ; which has so
• Ecce spectaculum digtium , ad quod respicjat , iuteutus opera tfno , Delia , Won video , iuqusuii , tjuid hebeat in ten-is pulchrius , si convert ere auimum velit , quam ut spectet Catuneirt , jam partibus non snucl iVactis , nihtlotninus ^ inter reinui * - ' publicny , tree in na .
Intelligence *—Catholic Emancipation . 187
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), March 2, 1814, page 187, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2438/page/51/