Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills, Volume 2,Parte 1

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Página 36 - 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...
Página 232 - I do further declare him or her, father or mother, brother or sister, " son or daughter, husband or wife, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, " kinsman or kinswoman, master or mistress, and all others, nearest or " dearest relations, friend or acquaintance whatsoever, accursed...
Página 36 - ... and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time...
Página 232 - ... sister, son or daughter, husband or wife, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, kinsman or kinswoman, master or mistress, and all others, nearest or dearest relations, friend or acquaintance whatsoever, accursed, that either do or shall hold, for...
Página 224 - ... at the beginning of the gospel. I send you my very good lord these things, that your lordship and his highness may consult what is to be done. It is feared O'Neal will be ordered by the bishop of Rome to oppose your lordship's order from the king's highness, for the natives are much in number within his powers. I do pray the Lord Christ to defend your lordship from your enemies.
Página 125 - If sickness of the army be the reason, why was not the action undertaken when the army was in better state ? if winter's approach, why were the summer months of July and August lost ? if the spring were too soon, and the summer that followed otherwise spent ? if the harvest that succeeded were so neglected, as nothing hath been done, then surely we must conclude that none of the four quarters of the year will be in season for you...
Página 122 - I can never goe in a better time, nor in a fairer way. Till then, I protest before God and his angels, that I am a true votarie, that is sequestered from all things but my duty and my charge: I...
Página 122 - Raleigh (I will forbear others for their places' sake) should have such credit and favour with your majesty, when they wish the ill success of your majesty's most important action, the decay of your greatest strength, and the destruction of your faithfullest servants.
Página 196 - Dublin, at a provincial synod, in 1186, the first " prohibits priests from celebrating mass on a wooden table, according to the usage of Ireland; and enjoins, that in all monasteries and baptismal churches altars should be made of stone; and if a stone of sufficient size to cover the whole surface of the altar cannot be had, that in such...
Página 231 - Let the order be that the chief governors may assist me in it. The prior and dean have written to Rome to be encouraged ; and if it be not hindered before they have a mandate from the bishop of Rome, the people will be bold, and then tug long before his highness can submit them to his grace's orders. The country folk here much hate your lordship, and despitefully call you, in their Irish tongue, the blacksmith's son.

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