Descent and alliances of Croslegh: or Crossle, or Crossley, of Scaitcliffe; and Coddington of Oldbridge; and Evans, of Eyton hall (Google eBook)

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Priv. print., The De La More press, 1904 - 441 pages
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Page 417 - Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two.
Page 43 - Downes, as Chief Justice of the King's Bench. All parties allow that during the fierce political contests which filled the period of nineteen years during which he was a lawofficer of the crown, he performed his duty with perfect honour towards the Government, but with the most undeviating humanity and toleration towards their opponents in church or state. Nor has the breath of calumny ever tarnished the purity of his judicial character during the twenty years that he presided on the bench. He was...
Page 212 - Macgregors were in Glenfruin in two divisions, one of them at the head of the Glen, and the other in ambuscade near the farm of Strone, at a hollow or ravine called the Crate. The Colquhouns came into Glenfruin from the Luss side, which is opposite Strone probably by Glen Luss and Glen Mackurn. Alexander Colquhoun pushed on his forces in order to get through the Glen before encountering the Macgregors ; but, aware of his approach, Allaster...
Page 392 - Peyton in the Defence took his station ahead of the Minotaur, and engaged the Franklin, the sixth in the line, by which judicious movement the British line remained unbroken. The Majestic...
Page 36 - Some of them were murthered by the Rapparees; a word which we were strangers to till this time. Those are such of the Irish as are not of the Army, but the Country people armed in a kind of an hostile manner with Half-Pikes and Skeins, and some with Sythes, or Musquets. For the Priests the last three or four years past would not allow an Irishman to come to Mass, without he brought at least his Rapparee along; that they say in Irish signifies an Half-stick, or a...
Page 208 - Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho ! ieroe !" Proudly our pibroch has thrill'd in Glen Fruin, And Bannochar's groans to our slogan replied ; Glen Luss and Ross-dhu, they are smoking in ruin, And the best of Loch Lomond lie dead on her side. Widow and Saxon maid Long shall lament our raid, Think of Clan-Alpine with fear and with woe ; Lennox and Leven-glen Shake when they hear agen, " Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho ! ieroe...
Page 227 - Or, as the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted, to be borne and used for ever hereafter by him the said Hardman Earle and his descendants, and by the other descendants of his said late Father Thomas Earle, deceased, with due and proper differences, according to the Laws of Arms.
Page 42 - Some of the points were of great nicety; but the discrimination with which he handled them was such as seemed to remove all difficulty, and dispel whatever obscurity clouded the subject. The choice of his words was most felicitous; it always seemed as if the form of expression was selected, which was the most peculiarly adapted to convey the meaning, with perfect simplicity and without the least matter of exaggeration or of softening.
Page 307 - Pure religion and undented, before God and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world
Page 42 - He was for many years surgeon-general to the forces in Ireland and surgeon in ordinary to the Queen, a member of the Senate of the Queen's University, and three times president of the Dublin College of Surgeons.

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