Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Science (Google eBook)

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Royal Irish Academy, 1904 - Science
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Includes also Minutes of [the] Proceedings, and Report of [the] President and Council for the year, separately published 1965/66- as its Annual report.
  

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Page 114 - But the most sublime scene is where a mural pile of porphyry, escaping the process of disintegration that is devastating the coast, appears to have been left as a sort of rampart against the inroads of the ocean ; the Atlantic, when provoked by wintry gales, batters against it with all the force of real artillery, the waves having, in their repeated assaults, forced themselves an entrance.
Page 171 - Ireland cantonised among ten persons of the English nation. And though they had not gained the possession of one third part of the whole kingdom, yet in title they were owners and lords of all, so as nothing was left to be granted to the natives.
Page 116 - Sanday was in 1816 an island every flood tide ; yet even within the memory of some old people then alive, it had formed one continuous tract of firm ground. Nay, it appears that during the ten years previous to 1816, the channel had been worn down at least two feet. Probably no part of the British...
Page 29 - WILLIAM THE THIRD, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Page 114 - ... themselves an entrance. This breach, named the Grind of the Navir, is widened every winter by the overwhelming surge that, finding a passage through it, separates large stones from its sides, and forces them to a distance of no less than 180 feet.
Page 168 - Uriel or Louth, Catherlogh, Kilkenny, Wexford, "Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Kerry, and Tipperary. Yet these counties did stretch, no further than the lands of the English colonies did extend.
Page 30 - York now and for the time being, or any other your superior officer, according to the rules and discipline of war, in pursuance of the trust we hereby repose in you. Given at our court at Kensington, the 10th day of September, 1690, in the second year of our reign.
Page 199 - She remained down to the middle ages, the patroness of the laborious and often oppressed population of the district, in which tradition presents her to us as arriving alone and fearless on a foreign shore, flying from her royal bridegroom. In the twelfth century the famous bracelet which the angel had given her was regarded with tender veneration : the pious confidence of the faithful turned it into a relic upon which usurpers, prevaricators, and oppressors against whom there existed no other defence,...
Page 101 - Engis skull, clearly indicate that the first traces of the primordial stock whence Man has proceeded need no longer be sought, by those who entertain any form of the doctrine of progressive development, in the newest tertiaries ; but that they may be looked for in an epoch more distant from the age of the Elephas primigenius than that is from us.

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