Miseries and beauties of Ireland (Google eBook)

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Longman, Orme, Brown and co., 1837 - Ireland
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Page 204 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 411 - It had all the appearance of recent death when first discovered, excepting that the abdomen was quite collapsed, but on exposure to the atmosphere it decayed rapidly. The face was that of a young man of handsome features and foreign aspect, and his hair, which was long and black, hung loosely over his shoulders. The head, legs, and feet, were without covering, but the body was clothed in a tight dress, covering also the limbs as far as the knees and elbows. This dress was composed of the skin of...
Page 293 - Lismore is a famous and holy city, half of which is an asylum, into which no woman dare enter ; but it is full of cells and holy monasteries, and religious men in great numbers abide there ; and thither holy men flock together from all parts of Ireland ; and not only from Ireland, but also from England and Britain, being desirous to remove from thence to Christ.
Page 24 - This ceremony is performed, to exclude every kind of evil spirit from the dwelling where the sacrifice is made, till the return of the same day in the following year.
Page 153 - Queen, have respectively produced on the fortune and language of England. The fancy might even be pardoned for a momentary superstition, that the Genius of their country hovered, unseen, over their meeting, casting her first look of regard on the poet that was destined to inspire her future Milton, and the other on the maritime hero, who paved the way for colonizing distant regions of the earth, where the language of England was to be spoken, and the poetry of Spenser to be admired.
Page 138 - Through all her train the soft infection ran ; . The pious maids their mingled sorrows shed, And mourn the living Hector, as the dead.
Page 153 - Spenser reciting his compositions to Raleigh, in a scene so beautifully appropriate, the mind casts a pleasing retrospect over that influence which the enterprise of the discoverer of Virginia, and the genius of the author of the Faery Queen, have respectively produced on the fortune and language of England.
Page 415 - ... things to come, I might, by referring to authentic sources of information, draw a series of terrific pictures of persecution, intolerance, and desolation, to which it would be difficult, perhaps impossible, to find parallels in the history of any nation not absolutely barbarous.
Page 84 - ... took the horses from his carriage, and drew him in triumph to the glebe.
Page 126 - For the daily consumption of a family consisting of a man, his wife and three or four children, 42 Ibs.

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