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    Ossory Archaeological Society (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1879 Excerpt: ... were present, as representing the various chapters--James Russell, Dean of Dublin: William Daton, Dean of Ossory, for the Chapter of Ossory: Bernard Molloy, Vic. Gen. for the Chapter of Kildare: Connal More, Vic. Genl. for the Chapter of Leighlin: James Prendergast, Deputy for the Chapter of Ferns: Edward Murphy, Secretary. We hare only room for Decree the 4th. It is to the following effect:--'That no priest shall presume to wear false, or another person's hair (which we commonly call periwigs) without the express leave of the Ordinary.' This rule cannot have been rigidly enforced. The absurd custom of wearing wigs without necessity prevailed up to the commencement of the present century. Many amongst us are familiar with the likenesses, so commonly met with in the houses of old Catholic families, of the distinguished ecclesiastics of those times: the venerable Dr. Betagh, and the Rev. Arthur O'Leary, c., figuring in all the glories of full-bottomed wigs. EARLT IRISH MISSIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN. BY RIGHT REV. DR. MORAN, BISHOP CP OSSORY. NO. VI.--FIBST MISSIONS TO THE ANGLO-SAXONS. It was in A D. 597, the very year in which St. Columba rested from his labours in peace, that the first missionaries to the AngloSaxons, sent by the holy Pontiff St. Gregory the Great, landed on the coast of Kent. This great Pope had long sighed and prayed for the conversion of England. A few years before his elevation to the See of St. Peter, as he proceeded one day from his Monastery on the Coelian hill to the city, passing through the Roman forum, he observed some fair-haired youthful slaves standing in the market for sale. Struck by their comeliness and graceful mien, he enquired whence they had come. He was told they were Angles, and that they were still in the darkness of Pa...
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