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INQUIRY

INTO

CERTAIN VULGAR OPINIONS

CONCERNING

THE CATHOLIC INHABITANTS

AND

THE ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND:

In a Series of Letters from thence, addressed to a Protestant
Gentleman in England.

By the Rev. J. MILNER, D. D. F. S. A. &c.

Finibus occiduis describitur optima tellus,
Nomine, et antiquis Scotia scripta libris:
insula dives opum,

In qua Scotorumgentes habitare merentur;
Inclyta gens bominum milite, pace, jide*

St. Doiutus, Episc. Fos.ul. Sxcl. Mono.

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Hon&oti:

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CONTENTS.

LETTER I.

QCCASIONof the writer's tour to Ireland.

Political importance of the Irish Ca-

tholics one of the phenomena of the times.

Dependance of the English Catholics

upon them.Journey through Wales.

The Isle of Anglesea.View of the Bay of

Dublin, * -

LETTER II.

Beauty of the river Liffy.Royal college of
Maynooth.Vindication of the Irish Ca-
tholic Clergy.Their past services to the
cause of literature in their own island,
and in foreign countries, Scheols and
universities founded by them.Their zeal
and success in cultivating learning since
the Reformation,Account of some of
their writers, « '*

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