The History of the Town of Belfast, with an Accurate Account of Its Former and Present State: To which are Added a Statistical Survey of the Parish of Belfast and a Description of Some Remarkable Antiquities in Its Neighborhood (Google eBook)

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A. Mackay Jr., 1823 - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 298 pages
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Page 60 - June ; and in the report of the Secret Committee of the House of Lords...
Page 10 - Belfast," for the purpose of finishing' their church ; and it is remarkable that this order is addressed to the "Lord of the Woods," which was probably an office of considerable importance. The representations or the actions of Sir John Perrot, for promoting...
Page 272 - Ac. belonging to the Bishop of Down and Connor, and all lands, &c. belonging to Abbies, &c. and the Fisher; of the river Lagan, and excepting all castles, lands, &c, within the territory of the Lower Claneboye, then or lately in the possession of Sir Arthur Chichester and his assigns, &c. ) to hold for ever at the rent of .100, as of the castle of Carrickfergus, in free and common soccage, and not in capite ; nor in soccage in capile, nor by knight's senricc.
Page 57 - Much as MEN. It is good for human nature, that the grass grows where the Bastile stood. We do rejoice at an event, which seemed the breaking of a charm, that held universal France in a Bastile of civil and religious bondage.
Page 46 - Ireland, with a diffuse relation and vindication of their subsequent public or political proceedings from that time to the latter end of Queen Anne's reign. The vicar of the parish of Belfast ( Dr. Tisdall), appears also to have exercised his pen on the occasion, but with a very different intention. He published a treatise, entitled " A Seasonable Enquiry into that Most Dangerous Political Principle of the Kirk in Power. By W. Tisdall, DD Dublin, printed 1713.
Page 57 - INTOLERANCE annihilated in this land so dear to as, its Honour, that we wish an eternal stop to the traffic of public liberty, which is bought by one, and sold to another so dear to us, its Freedom, that we wish for nothing so much as a REAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL WILL, the surest guide and guardian of national happiness.
Page 199 - The unhappy sufferer was standing in his way, and without requesting him to move, he struck him with less ceremony than an English country squire would a dog. But what astonished me even more than the deed, and which shows the difference between English and Irish feeling, was that not a murmur was heard, nor hand raised in disapprobation ; but the surrounding spectators dispersed, running different ways, like slaves terrified at the rod of their despot.
Page 256 - Ring, one of the most stupendous and extraordinary monuments of antiquity in Ireland. It consists of an enormous circle, perfectly level, about five hundred and eighty feet in diameter, or nearly one-third of an Irish mile in circumference, comprising an area of eight plantation or nearly thirteen statute acres. This vast ring is enclosed by an earthen mound or outwork, upwards of eighty feet in breadth at the base; and though it is probable, in the lapse of nearly two thousand years, the height...
Page 257 - ... the other, and upwards of a foot in thickness at the edges, but in the centre considerably more. This cromlech is either very erroneously described by Mr. Harris, or its appearance has greatly altered since the year 1744. We are informed in the History of the County Down, that two ranges of pillars...
Page 58 - Another of the flags on this occasion, carried by a number of persons from Carnmoney and Templepatrick, was impressed with the following strange and ominous words, " Our Gallic brother was born July 14, 1789. Alas! we are still in embryo.

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