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319 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem on front cover, cloth worn at spine ends, rubbed at corners. Later printing of OCLC: 85479154 THE following story of Irish evictions for conscience' sake, is, unhappily, "an o'er true tale." The incidents on which it is founded, may thus be stated:Simultaneously with the great famine of 1846, a scheme was inaugurated, as is well known, under the auspices of certain societies in England, for the conversion of Ireland to Protestantism. It is needless to dwell on the history of that great evangelising project, which was to make conversions through distributions of bibles, soup, and tracts to a starving people. As the famine spread, the movement spread with it, though not as extensively as had been hoped by its fanatical originators. But as soon as the terrible pressure of the famine years passed away, bible-readers, soup-makers, and tract-distributors found their profitable occupation gone. The bubble had burst, but it was not permitted to fade into thin air. To this day the imposture is kept up, and thousands of deluded contributors to the "grandest missionary enterprise of the age," confidently expect soon to hear of the conversion of the Irish en masse "from the superstitions of Popery."
Title: The Confessors of Connaught, or, The Tenants of a Lord Bishop A Tale of Our Times
Publisher: Philadelphia, P. F. Cunningham: 1873
Book Condition: Very Good
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Seller ID: 40654
Keywords: Irish History