THE IRISH MASSACRE
At the time of the Irish massacre of the protestants in 1641, there lived in the city of Dublin, a Protestant family, named Blacket, who had a Catholic servant. She was fully aware of the awful work of murder which was about to commence; and, though apparently unconcerned about the safety of the family in general, she had an ardent attachment to an infant child which she had for some time taken care of. When she put this child to bed one evening, she was overheard by someone of the family to weep with bitterness, and to say, “My dear Henry, I must sleep with thee no more.” This being reported to the parents, excited an alarm. The girl was called and examined; and at length, after much pressing, her affection for the child triumphed over superstition; she disclosed the fact of the massacre which was to take place at midnight, and thus afforded them an opportunity to escape, which they immediately embraced. They came to England; that child grew up, laboured for many years in the county of Durham as an able minister of Jesus Christ.