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An Irish Tale.

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Koow thus far forth:
By accident most strange, bountiful fortune,
Now, my dear lady, hath mine enemies
Brought to this shore: and by my prescience,
I find my zenith doth depend apon
A most auspicious star, whose influence,
If now I court not bat omit, my fortunes-
Will ever after droop.

SHAKESPEARE.

Les femmes ne sont pas trop d'humeur à pardonner de
certaines injures, et quand elles se promettent le plaisir de la
vengeance elles n'y vont pas de main-morte.

DE GRAMMONT.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN,

PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET, HANOVER SQUARI.

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B. CLARKE, Printer, Well Street, London.

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Irish have been accused of making an ostentatious display of their injuries, and of clanking their chains to excite compassion. But, however humiliating it may be deemed to reiterate complaint where there is no commiseration, and to urge claims where there is no redress, the alterna. tive is less intolerable than that silent acquiescence, which malice or self-interest is but too ready to construe into tacit approbation.

The appeal to public opinion belongs to the age in which we live; and it is the certainty of its ultimate success, not the abject hopelessness of its repetition, which has excited this affectation of disgust. The ratio ultima regum is too expensive an instrument to be often wielded by the citizen ; nor

VOL. 1.

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