Black's guide to Ireland (Google eBook)

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A. and C. Black, 1906 - Ireland - 383 pages
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Page 112 - THE BELLS OF SHANDON With deep affection and recollection I often think of those Shandon bells, Whose sounds so wild would, in the days of childhood, Fling round my cradle their magic spells. On this I ponder where'er I wander, And thus grow fonder, sweet Cork, of thee; With thy bells of Shandon that sound so grand on The pleasant waters of the River Lee.
Page 124 - The Groves of Blarney The groves of Blarney They look so charming, Down by the purling Of sweet, silent brooks, Being banked with posies That spontaneous grow there, Planted in order By the sweet
Page 315 - I shall do all that in me lies to discourage the woollen manufacture in Ireland, and encourage the linen manufacture there, and to promote the trade of England.
Page 19 - Course of 9 holes. CRUDEN BAY HOTEL, OWNED BY THE GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY COMPANY, OCCUPIES a Charming Site, overlooking the Bay of Cruden. Every Modern Accommodation. Electric Light. Lift. Bowling Greens. Tennis Courts. Croquet Lawns. Electric Tramway between Station and Hotel. Address inquiries to the Manager, Cruden Bay Hotel, Port Erroll, NB W.
Page 64 - 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 57 - It was in this parish, during our stay, that I had that wonderful escape in falling through a mill-race whilst the mill was going, and of being taken up unhurt; the story is incredible, but known for truth in all that part of Ireland, where hundreds of the common people flocked to see me.
Page 391 - A lofty pillar, rising from a bastion which bore during many weeks the heaviest fire of the enemy, is seen far up and far down the Foyle. On the summit is the statue of Walker, such as when, in the last and most terrible emergency, his eloquence roused the fainting courage of his brethren. In one hand he graspa a Bible. The other, pointing down the river, seems to direct the eyes of his famished audience to the English topmasts in the distant bay.
Page 181 - I might be at liberty with the greatest part of the horse and foot to look after the enemy abroad, and to receive and convoy such boats, and other things necessary, as the commissioners sent us by sea. When we had received our boats, each of which was capable of containing one hundred and twenty men, I ordered one of them to be rowed about the water, in order to find out the most convenient place for landing upon the enemy ; which they perceiving, thought fit by a timely submission to prevent the...
Page 46 - Hotel has superior advantages, being easy of access, only an hour's -*- journey from Lochawe Station (Callander and Oban Railway), where the Hotel steamer Caledonia makes connection with the principal trains during the season. Letters delivered twice, and despatched three times daily. Postal, Telegraph, and Money Order Office in Hotel buildings. Presbyterian and Episcopalian Churches within easy walking distance of Hotel. Tennis court, beautiful drives, first-class boats, experienced boatmen.
Page 65 - The fact is I wrote the song at neither place, though I believe the scene under Castle Howard was the one that suggested it to me. But all this interest shows how wise Scott was in connecting his poetry with beautiful scenery : as long as the latter blooms, so will the former.

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