Although this "much-abused prelate," as Lecky calls him, was a firm supporter of the English government in Ireland, he was far from being a man of tyrannical or intolerant disposition.
His contributions to the press, and his Addresses to the Lord Mayor and other political pamphlets made him one of the most popular writers in Ireland of his time, although he was anticatholic in his prejudices, and although, as Lecky observes,.
Lecky, History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, vols.
Burke and Grattan were anxious that provision should be made for the education of Irish Roman Catholic priests at home, to preserve them from the contagion of Jacobinism in France; Wolfe Tone, "with an incomparably juster forecast," as Lecky observes, "advocated the same measure for exactly opposite reasons."
Although Wolfe Tone had none of the attributes of greatness, "he rises," says Lecky, "far above the dreary level of commonplace which Irish conspiracy in general presents.
Lecky, 4 whether such a philosophy affords a basis for natural theology at all; but the attempt is made.
Lecky, Historical and Political Essays (1908).
Mr Lecky points out the significance of that event.
"The old religion," Lecky says,"seemed everywhere loosening round the minds of men, and indeed it had often no great influence even on its defenders."
Lecky, History of England in the 18th Century; C. J.
Lecky, who knew him very intimately, to the edition of his speeches outside parliament, published in 1894.
Lecky, Rationalism in Europe (1865), i.
Lecky, History of England in the Eighteenth Century, vols.
Lecky, History of England in the Eighteenth Century, ii.
Lecky, History of England in the Eighteenth Century; J.
Owen, Skeptics of the French Renaissance (1893); Lecky, Rationalism in Europe (1865).
Lecky, Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland, i.
Lecky, History of England in the Eighteenth Century, viii.
Lecky, History of England in the Eighteenth Century (8 vols., London, 1878-1890) and Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland (enlarged edition, 2 vols., 1903).
Nevertheless he not only failed to accomplish the chief aim of his life, but Lecky trenchantly observes that "by a singular fatality the great advocate of repeal did more than any one else to make the Union a necessity.
757; histories of Stanhope, Lecky, Ranke, Macaulay, Boyes, Burnet, Wyon, and Somerville; F.
Lecky, History of England (1892); and Horace Walpole, Memoirs of the Reign of George III., edited by G.
Wilde, in his Closing Years of Dean Swift's Life, by Lecky, in his Leaders of Public Opinion, by G.
Lecky; Tale of a Tub; Battle of the Books; Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind; The Bickerstaff Pamphlets, &c., ed.
Lecky and Creighton are almost
Lecky and Creighton are almost as dispassionate as Gardiner, but are more definitely committed to particular points of views, while democratic fervour pervades the fascinating pages of J.R.Green, and an intellectual secularism, which is almost religious in its intensity and idealism, inspired the genius of Maitland.
There is no good history; then come Macaulay, and Stanhope and Wyons Queen Anne, and for the 18th century Stanhope and Lecky (England, 7 vols.; Ireland, 5 vols.).