A Year of Liberty: Or, Salmon Angling in Ireland, from February 1 to November 1

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H. Cox, 1867 - Salmon-fishing - 300 pages

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Page 39 - The seasons' difference, as the icy fang And churlish chiding of the winter's wind, Which, when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say This is no flattery: these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.
Page 178 - Twister, in AD 1333. [BELFAST.] About this time Mayo was a county, as appears by a roll of the 49th Edward III., preserved in the chancery of Ireland. It fell away however from all subjection to the English law immediately after the murder of the earl ; for some of the younger branches of the Burke family, seeing that the entire province of Connaught would be inherited by his infant daughter (who afterwards married Lionel, duke of Clarence, and so gave the crown its title to the inheritance in the...
Page 94 - The weight of salmon produced by the Spey is equal to the weight of mutton annually yielded to the butcher by each of several of the smaller counties.
Page 186 - Hat tract, not equal in fertility to any of the other portions. The whole district west of Lochs Corrib and Mask is known by the general name of Connamara, and has latterly attracted much attention by its capabilities of improvement, as well as by the uncommon wildness and beauty of its scenery. The bay of Galway bounds it on the south, the Atlantic on the west, and a deep inlet of the sea, called the Killery harbour, separates it on the north from the mountainous district of Murrick, in Mayo. From...
Page 13 - Blackwater, and up to the year 1822 contained no road passable for horsemen in wet weather. The entire district must have remained neglected by the hand of civilisation from the period at which its ancient proprietors, the later earls of Desmond, had been dispossessed of it in the reign of Elizabeth.
Page 178 - Fitz-Adelm de Burgho about the year 1180. It would appear that the new possessor had very soon made a permanent settlement, as in the 24th year of the reign of King Henry III., the then king of Connaught made a journey to England to complain of the invasion of his territory by the family of the Burkes. The lord-justice of Ireland was on that occasion commanded to ' root out that unjust plantation, which Hubert, earl of.
Page 186 - County and Tipperary, from which it it separated by the river Shannon; on the south by the county of Clare, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It extends from 52 57' to 53 42' N. lat., and from 7 53' to 10" 15' W. long., being about 164 English miles in length from east to west, and 52 in breadth from north to south. The extent of coast, which is very irregular, has been estimated at 400 miles; and the Shannon and Suck, both navigable rivers, nearly surround the rest of the county.
Page 100 - If you do, I will scratch you out of the pedigree!" " Huzza, then, for Australasia ! " " Well, well, well," said my uncle, " With a smile on his lip, and a tear in his eye; " "the old sea-king's blood will force its way— a soldier or a rover, there is no other choice for you. We shall mourn and miss you ; but who can chain the young eagles to the eyrie ? " I had a harder task with my father, who at first seemed to listen to me as if I had been talking of an excursion...
Page 110 - Bay. Lough Allen, which the Shannon enters about five miles from its source, and through which it Hows, is on the north-eastern boundary of the county. From the southern extremity of this lough the Shannon flows along the...
Page 190 - ... peasant girls in the tawdry bonnets and brass-eyed boots, which stultify the faces and cripple the feet of the daughters of our English labourers. As to the origin of these Claddagh people, I am not sufficiently " up " in ethnology, to state with analytical exactness the details of their descent ; but I should imagine them to be one-third Irish, one-third Arabian, and the other Zingaro, or Spanish gypsy.* I thought that I recognised in one old lady an Ojibbeway chief, who frightened me a good...

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