A Compendium of the History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of George I.

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Michael Anderson, 1823 - Ireland

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Page 100 - Edward, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine, to all those that these present letters shall hear or see, greeting.
Page 304 - ... after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 10 - O'Connor, fixed their habitations in deserts, which they cultivated with their own hands, and rendered the most delightful spots in the kingdom. These deserts became cities ; and it is remarkable enough, that to the monks we owe so useful an institution in Ireland, as bringing great numbers together into one civil community.
Page 112 - And those kings were not Englishmen, nor of any other nation but our own, who with pious liberality bestowed ample endowments in lands and many immunities on the Irish Church though in modern times our churches are most barbarously plundered by the English, by whom they are almost despoiled.
Page 304 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 242 - ... the Church of Rome: whereas some of our idle ministers, having a way for credit and estimation...
Page 113 - ... the caverns and dens protect us against their insatiable avarice. They pursue us even into these frightful abodes, endeavouring to dispossess us of the wild uncultivated rocks, and arrogating to themselves the property of every place, on which we can stamp the figure of our feet...
Page 275 - Which worked with violent dire effect, And well he stormed Bun-an-Ghundair,8 The stronghold of his rivals and challengers. Hapless it was for the Clan Carthy, That he spent one day in Ibh-Laoghaire ;9 He stormed, demolished, and burned Dunlo the fiery, famed of old for heroes. ply, ' where but in his proper place — still upon the necks of the Butlers.
Page 219 - We," said the justiza to the king, in the name of his high-spirited barons, " who are each of us as good, and who are altogether more powerful than you, promise obedience to your government, if you maintain our rights and liberties; but, if not, not.
Page 100 - Justiciary of Ireland, greeting :" " The improvement of the state and peace of our land of Ireland, signified to us by your letter, gives us exceeding joy and pleasure.

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