Tithes. A chapter of Irish chronicles.
|Summary:||Crudely printed letterpress broadside, the copy of which is written in pseudo Old Testament script, setting out its opposition to tithes in the opening sentence - “Now the SHEPHERD’S which were not of IRELAND ate the fat and clothed with the wool of the sheep of another’s fold. And they were strangers among the People and the People were strangers unto them; nor did they worship…”. The Tithe fox, a levy on agricultural produce by the established church [The Church of Ireland], payable regardless of religious persuasion, was resented by Catholics and dissenters and was repealed only in 1838 subsequent to a long campaign of civil disobedience that degenerated into riots, murders, arson and cruelty to animals. Written in manuscript hand in black ink on verso is a contemporaneous annotation “Church / Tithes / Burlesque declaration of evils of Tithes”. |
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. [n.d., between ca. 1830 and 1838?].
|Notes:||This item is held in the Department of Ephemera. |
Physical description: 1 broadside ; 45.3 x 27 cm..
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