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To my

dead freund

Richard Hapert from his fattpad

and effectionate driend

Cho
Nalint (and

May 24, 1867
"Bethern Marittifal interest
a Tende

quin the a wenn

of life" ,

AS IT RULES IN IRELAND:

BEING

A FULL AND AUTHENTIC

REPORT

OF THE MEETINGS HELD IN VARIOUS PARTS OF ENGLAND AND

SCOTLAND,

IN WHICH

THE THEOLOGY SECRETLY TAUGHT,

THE

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLE CLANDESTINELY CIRCULATED,

THE

LAW OF THE PAPAL STATES

SURREPTITIOUSLY SET UP TO GOVERN IRELAND, AND THE

Secret Diocesan Statutes of the Province of Leinster,

HAVE BEEN

SUCCESSIVELY DETECTED ANI EXPOSED, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

RELATING TO THE SUBJECT, SELECTED AND ARRANGED WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

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* Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,

giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having
their conscience seared with a hot iron. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe
and know the truth."-I. Tim. iv. 1, 2, 3..

PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND WM. BURNSŤĐE,
HATCHARD AND SON, SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL,

NISBET, LONDON.
MILLIKEN, GRANT AND BOLTON, CURRY, TIMS, BLEAKLEY, DUBLIN;

AND TO BE HAD OF ALL THE BOOKSELLERS.

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GEORGE FOLDS, Printer, 1, Saint Andrew.street

(Opposite Trinity street, Dublin.

TO HIS GRACE

THE

LORD JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD,

PRIMATE, &c. &c.

The subject of the following compilation, most respectfully dedicated to your Grace, the Editors believe to be, under whatever aspect it is regarded, of the gravest possible interest. It is a faithful exposure of the system of social, moral, and religious instruction, adopted by the Church of Rome, for her Ecclesiastics and Laity, enforced in the authoritative standards of her theology, and painfully illustrated both in the past history and present condition of our distracted and unhappy country

The Editors are not so happy as to know that your Grace will pronounce a favourable judgment on their publication. They feel that the most appropriate tribute to offer you, would be one on which public savor was undivided. They cannot lay claim to such a recommendation;—but, conscious that their labors have been conducted in a spirit

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of which they trust your Grace would approve, and confidently appealing to the invectives of unscrupulous adversaries, (who, aspersing their motives, have uniformly left their arguments unassailed,) for a tacit but satisfactory acknowledgment, that the statements are not chargeable with error or exaggeration; they allow themselves to hope, that unmerited calumny has not disentitled them to the honor of thus publicly testifying their respect for the eminent station in which your Grace has been providentially placed, and for the high qualities by which, as men of all parties confess, you have been enabled to uphold and adorn it.

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