Nicholas Bernard

Life
Dean of Ardagh; author of The Whole Proceedings of The Siege of Drogheda, printed with George Walker’s True Account of The Siege of Londonderry (1736).

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Works
The Whole Proceedings of The Siege of Drogheda to which is added a True Account of The Siege of Londonderry [by Nicholas Barnard and George Walker resp.] printed by R Reilly on Cork Hill for S Hyde bookseller Dame Street (Dub, M.DCC XXXVI), 178pp. Sep. title page of the first part: Siege of Drogheda in Ireland with A thankful remembrance for its wonderful delivery, rais’d with God’s special assistance &c. ... by Nicholas Bernard Dean of Ardagh in Ireland (Dublin Reilly MDCCXXXVI), 107pp. Sep. title page of the second part: Account of the Siege of Londonderry [1689] , by the Rev. Mr George Walker, Rector of Donoghmore in the County of Tyrone and late Governor of Derry in Ireland (Dublin MDDCCXXXVI).

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Quotations
The Siege of Drogheda (1736): ‘The Lives of these Friars, not only in dicing, gaming, and cursing whole Nights, but also in Drunkenness, whoring, committing of Rapes, and such other Lasciviousness, were so lewd, as is not fit for any chaste Ear to be defiled with, and yet all their Designs forsooth pretended under the Cloak of Holiness and Religion.’ (p.97).

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