The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys, Volume 1

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Page 2 - God, amongst the children of men,' may not I be permitted, under the influence of merely human sympathies, to interest myself for human wrongs ; to preach in my way on the ' evil that hath come upon my people...
Page v - MORGAN'S O'BRIENS AND O'FLAHERTYS. The O'Briens and O'FIahertys, a National Tale. By Lady Morgan. In four vols. London, Colburn, post 8vo. "!N again presenting an Irish novel," says Lady Morgan, "to the public, I hope I am not doing a. foolish thing: and yet I feel, that as far as my own interests are concerned, I am not doing a wise one. To live in Ireland and to write for it, is to live and write poignard sur gorge ; for there is no country where it is less possible to be useful with impunity,...
Page vi - ... evil that hath come upon my people,' and to ' fight with gentle words, till time brings friends/ in that cause, which made Esther eloquent, and Judith brave ? For love of country is of no sex.
Page 175 - Her needle doth So sanctify my cushionets: besides My smock-sleeves have such holy embroideries And are so learned, that I fear in time All my apparel will be quoted by Some pure instructor.
Page 220 - Knowing nothing of modern Ireland, but her sufferings and her wrongs; knowing little of ancient Ireland, but her fables and her dreams...
Page 335 - Hindon, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of her Britannic Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs...
Page 276 - In consequence of this engagement, the wellaffected came to the Rathmore aforesaid, and soon after they were assembled, they found themselves surrounded by three or four lines of English and Irish horse and foot, completely accoutred, by whom they were ungenerously attacked and cut to pieces; and not a single man escaped.
Page 161 - Ireland, who was not of their own selection: and on one occasion " seven of the eleven" constituting the Irish ministry, put the King into Coventry, and themselves hors du combat. Kings, however, like wits, have sometimes short memories; and his majesty forgetting to call in those who had so foolishly gone out, resigned them to the original obscurity for which nature had intended them. The foundation of the Proudfort power was the Proudfort property: and this property was based on the church. The...
Page 69 - ... braccia sua misura giusta; e la candida man spesso si vede lunghetta alquanto e di larghezza angusta, dove né nodo appar, né vena escede.

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