The Irish Abroad: A Record of the Achievements of Wanderers from Ireland

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Sir I. Pitman & sons, Limited, 1915 - Ireland - 400 pages

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Page 130 - I made speedily what was to me a great discovery, though I might have found it in Swift and Molyncux, that the influence of England was the radical vice of our Government...
Page 28 - The Commissioners for Ireland gave them orders upon the governors of garrisons, to deliver to them prisoners of war ; upon the keepers of gaols, for offenders in custody ; upon masters of workhouses, for the destitute in their care 'who were of an age to labour, or if women were marriageable and not past breeding...
Page 10 - O'Neil stalked in, his saffron mantle sweeping round and round him, his hair curling on his back and clipped short below the eyes, which gleamed from under it with a grey lustre, frowning, fierce, and cruel. Behind him followed his galloglasse, bare-headed and fair-haired, with shirts of mail which reached their knees, a wolfskin flung across their shoulders, and short broad battle-axes in their hands.
Page 10 - The council, the Peers, the foreign ambassadors, bishops, aldermen, dignitaries of all kinds, were present in state as if at the exhibition of some wild animal of the desert. O'Neil stalked in, his saffron mantle sweeping round and round him, his hair curling on his back and clipped short below the eyes which gleamed from under it with a grey lustre, frowning fierce and cruel. Behind him followed his...
Page 160 - In our land of Ireland," wrote Richard II., "there are three kinds of people— wild Irish (our enemies), Irish rebels, and obedient English. To us and our council it appears that the Irish rebels have rebelled in consequence of the injustice and grievances practised toward them, for which they have been afforded no redress ; and that if not wisely treated, and given hope of grace, they will most likely ally themselves with our enemies
Page 127 - After some ineffectual attempts on the part of the seconds to prevent further proceedings, the parties took their ground at the distance of twelve paces. A case of pistols was fired at the same moment without effect ; a second case was also fired in the same manner, Mr Pitt firing his pistol in the air ; the seconds then jointly interfered, and insisted that the matter should go no further, it being their decided opinion that sufficient satisfaction had been given, and that the business was ended...
Page 259 - Princely O'Neill to our aid is advancing With many a chieftain and warrior clan, A thousand proud steeds in his vanguard are prancing 'Neath the borderers brave from the banks of the Bann; Many a heart shall quail Under its coat of mail; Deeply the merciless foeman shall rue, When on his ear shall ring, Borne on the breezes' wing, Tir Connell's dread war-cry, "O'Donnell Aboo!
Page 357 - Albuera, nor at Waterloo, was more undoubted courage displayed by the sons of Erin than during those six frantic dashes which they directed against the almost impregnable position of their foe.
Page 14 - I adventured perils by sea and land, was near starving, eat horse-flesh in Munster, and all to quell that man, who now smileth in peace at those who did hazard their lives to destroy him ; and now doth Tyrone dare us, old commanders, with his presence and protection...
Page 259 - O'Donnell, then, Fight the old fight again, Sons of Tir Connell, all valiant and true. Make the false Saxon feel Erin's avenging steel! Strike for your country, "O'Donnell Aboo!

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