2 to hand about Stories of the Hardships, the Merits, the Number, and the Power of the Presbyterians in Ireland, to raise formidable Ideas of the Dangers of Popery there, and to transmit all for England, improved by great Additions, and with special Care to have them inserted, with Comments, in those infamous weekly Papers that infest your Coffee-Houses. So, when the Clause enacting a Sacramental Test was put in Execution, it was given out in England, that half the Justices of Peace though this Kingdom had laid down their Commissions; whereas, upon Examination, the whole Number was found to amount only to a Dozen or Thirteen, and those generally of the lowest Rate in Fortune and Understanding, and some of them superannuated. So, when the Earl of Pembroke was in Ireland, and the Parliament sitting, a formal Story was very gravely carried to his Excellency by some zealous Members, of a Priest newly arrived, from Abroad, to the North-West Parts of Ireland, who had publickly preached to his People, to fall a murthering the Protestants; which Abuse, although invented to serve an End they were then upon, and are still driving at, was presently handed over, and printed with shrewd Remarks by your worthy Scriblers. In like Manner, the Account of that Person, who was lately expelled our University for reflecting on the Memory of King William, what a Dust it raised, and how foully it was related, is fresh enough in Memory. Neither would People be convinced, till the University was at the Pains of publishing a Latin Paper to justify themselves. And, to mention no more, this Story of the Persecution at Drogheda, how it hath been spread and aggravated, what Consequences drawn from it, and what Reproaches fixed on