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bought up by a sum greater than he hoped to gain. A great rebellion in the reign of Charles First was followed by another scene of blood, cruelty and confiscation. Then Cromwell came in; but a change of rulers made no change in the fate of Ireland; still less when, in the place of Charles, came the head of that peculiar people whose descendants now occupy New England and direct the counsels of the United States. Cromwell began his career in Ireland by promising quarter to the garrison of Drogheda, and then massacring them for five days.--Two millions and a half of acres were confiscated. Whole towns were put up in lots. The Catholics were banished from three-fourths of the kingdom. One of the Puritans of that day complains "that the people do not transport readily"; but adds, "it is, doubtless, a work in which the Lord will appear."--Ten thousand Irish were sent to recruit the Spanish army. "Nothing," says an English and Protestant author, "can show more strongly the light