Of £600 (regium donum), and under William III.
The Pentecostal inspiration has been construed as a providential antithesis to the confusion of tongues - an idea which Grotius expressed in the words: "Poena linguarum dispersit homines; donum linguarum dispersos in unum populum collegit."
But his career there was in 1832 suddenly cut short by difficulties growing out of the " regium donum," which had on the death of the senior minister fallen to him.
The oke, equalling 2.8 lb avoirdupois, and the donum, about 4 of an acre, are the chief units.
The ministers are supported by a sustentation fund formed of voluntary contributions, the rents of seats and pews, and the proceeds of the commutation of the Regium Donum made by the commissioners under the Irish Church Act 1869.