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By JOHN WALSH, M.R.I. A.

VICAR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF CLONCURRY

AND KILCOCK, IN THE DIOCESE OF KILDARE.

Ου δε μεν, δια το9' ησυχας έoν, αλλ ένεκα το θεοφιλες και υπερ
δυναμιν επιτολμητέον λεγειν, oικοθεν μεν έδεν, ολιγα δε ανίι πολλων εφ'
ά την ανθρωπινην διάνοιαν φθανεις εικος, ερωλι, και αύθι σοφίας
κατεσχημενην.

PH 1ο,

DU BLIN:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR
BY JOHN HALPEN, NO. 55, HENRY-STREET,

MDCCXCIII.

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LORD WARDEN OF THE STANNARIES, AND PRESI

DENT OF THE LINNAAN SOCIETY.

MY LORD, IT is not arising from a vain presumption of any literary merit in this work, which could possibly recommend it to your Lordship’s patronage, that I take the liberty of this Dedication: neither is it in order to offer up the vain incense of adulation, which would be the more disgusting, where every real virtue, which alone can add true nobility to the mind of man,

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is conspicuously exemplified, in a life of pure Benevolence, and unsullied morality : but the Author's principal motive is, to express in the most public manner, his grateful acknowledgments for those kind attentions which were paid to him, while residing two years at Hayes, for the recovery of his health, during which time, the following Sketches were the principal amusement of,

my Lord,
your lordship’s most obliged

and faithful servant,

· JOHN WALSH.

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