The Preeftes [Priests] & Jesuites anoite the Rebells with there [sic] Sacrament of unction before they go to murther [sic] & robe ashuringe [assuring] them that for there [sic] meritorious Service if they be killed he shall escape Purgatory & go to heaven immediatly [sic].
They do usually mangell there [sic] dead Carcases laying wagers who schall [sic] cut deepest into there [sic] dead flesh with there [sic] Skeyns. They destroy our English Sheepe in detestation of us, although one is better than 4 of theirs. they have vowed to roote out the name of the English.
|Main Creator:||Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, engraver.|
"The Teares of Ireland" by James Cranford is an account of the supposed atrocities carried out by the Catholic Ulster Irish against the Protestant Planters.
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[s.l.] : [s.n.], [between ca. 1642 and 1646].
Proof of illustration published on page 63 of "The Teares of Ireland" by James Cranford, printed by Alice Norton for John Rothwell, 1642 (LO 141). Disparencies between the lines in the proof and the published illustration are evident suggesting that this proof is either from an earlier or re-worked plate.
Letters R and S printed on each illustration in the proof. These letters do not appear on the published illustration in "The Teares of Ireland" (LO 141).
Printed l.r. on proof is the number "9".
Physical description: 1 print (2 illustrations) : engraving ; image 12.4 x 6.8 cm., plate mark 12.7 x 7.1 cm., sheet 13 x 7.6 cm..
Attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, (1607-1677), Bohemian and English draftsman, printmaker and etcher.
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|PD 2133 TX 27||
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