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THE STORY

OF

AN ORANGE LODGE,

&c. &c.

OF

AN ORANGE LODGE:

Chronicle of Dublin.

DEDICATED TO THE ORANGEMEN OF IRELAND.

BY BROTHER WAGTALE.

DUBLIN:

V°GLASHAN & GILL, UPPER SACKVILLE-STREET.

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THE STORY OF AN ORANGE LODGE:

2 Chronicle of Dublin.

CHAPTER I.

“When civil dudgeon first grew high,

And men fell out they knew not why;
When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
Set folks together by the ears,
And made them fight like mad or drunk
For Dame Religion as for punk.”

SOME fifty years ago there resided in Thomas-streetthen, as at present, one of the most important trading districts of Dublin-a worthy alderman, named Elliott, who, by industry and uprightness, had succeeded in realizing a considerable fortune. The establishment in which he had been so fortunate was a remarkable one; so much so, indeed, that few could pass through Thomasstreet, populous as that thoroughfare was, without observing it. A colossal statue, of strange and unearthly aspect, the object at once of wonder and speculation to the beholder, decorated its front—a hideous, ungainly monster, whose sinister countenance seemed to scowl at

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