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Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1908
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Page 157 - Oblivion is not to be hired: the greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the Register of God, not in the record of man.
Page 96 - Now is the dead corpse of Sigurd arrayed in olden wise, and a mighty bale is raised, and when it was somewhat kindled, there was laid thereon the dead corpse of Sigurd Fafnir's-bane, and his son of three winters whom Brynhild had let slay, and Guttorm withal ; and when the bale was all ablaze, thereunto was Brynhild borne out, when she had spoken with her bower-maidens, and bid them take the gold that she would give ; and then died Brynhild and was burned there by the side of Sigurd, and thus their...
Page 30 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 108 - Youghall) on shore, and took a receipt of the Governor for them, which I received; with a letter also from him, desiring to take notice, that when he had occasion to speak with us, or have any recourse to us, the signal should be a fire on the top of the abbey tower, near the point on the west side of the harbour's mouth.
Page 3 - ... honour ; but, if you are of this opinion, bring off as many as you can, and their arms, because your terms will be so much the better. This will seem odd if you don't apprehend the case desperate ; but because I am sure it is so, therefore you have this friendly advertisement from, sir, " Your very faithful friend and servant, " KlCHARD COX. " To the Hon. Sir James Cotter.
Page 173 - During these years his son William rapidly improved, under the direction of a private tutor from England, in useful and elegant scholarship. He exhibited already a rare aptitude for business, and his father saw no reason to apprehend that he would not inherit to the full his own bold and worldly ambition. In person he was tall and slender, but his limbs were well knit, and he had a passionate fondness for field sports, boating and other manly exercises.
Page 83 - If, as there is every reason to believe, the ancient compilation, so well known as Cormac's Glossary, was compiled from the interlined gloss to the Saltair, we may well feel that its loss is the greatest we have suffered ; so numerous are the references and citations of History, law, romance, druidism, mythology and other subjects in which this Glossary abounds. It is besides invaluable in the study of Gaedhlic comparative philology, as the author traces a great many of the words...
Page 83 - Cashel, who was killed in the year 903. At what time this book was lost we have no precise knowledge ; but that it existed, though in a dilapidated state, in the year 1454, is evident from the fact, that there is in the Bodleian Library in Oxford (Laud, 610), a copy of such portions of it as could be deciphered at that time, made by Sedan, or Shane, O'Clery for Mac Richard Butler.
Page 177 - Loe to come to his house, where he had a meeting in the family. Though William was very young, he observed what effect Thomas Loe's preaching had on the hearers. A black servant of his father's could not...
Page 3 - Sir James Cotter makes the following honorable reply, which contains a beautiful stroke of wit. '. SIB, " Notwithstanding our former acquaintance, it seems you do not know me. Whatever I might have done with sitting still, when laid aside, in civilities which, for justice sake, I distributed without distinction I am now convinced, and will, I doubt not, be in a condition to return your kindness, for really your case is so desperate that you will soon have an occasion for it, and be confident...

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