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“IRELAND, AS IT WAS, AS IT IS, AND AS (BY THE GRACE OF GOD) IT WILL BE."
PUBLISHED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE “IRISH REFORMATION SOCIETY."
EDINBURGH: OLIVER AND BOYD.
DUBLIN : J. M'GLASHAN.
The pleasure and delight which the writer of the following pages has felt in the study of natural objects; in the endeavour to learn their teachings, and in tracing the connexion between past causes and present results; and the consideration of the effect of natural productions upon the human mind, with the vast amount of useful and deeply interesting knowledge, which an attentive survey of the wonders and beauties by which we are surrounded is calculated to convey; with the happiness she feels that the habit of tracing the hand of the Creator in all His works, as well as the sense of security a recognition of the overruling providence of an ever-present