Historical memoirs of the city of Armagh: for a period of 1373 years, comprising a considerable position of the general history of Ireland ; a refutation of the opinions of Dr. Ledwich, respecting the non-existence of St. Patrick; and an appendix, of the learning, antiquities, and religion of the Irish nation

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printed by Alexander Wilkinson ...for Longman ...[et.al.], 1819 - Armagh (Northern Ireland) - 651 pages
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Page 302 - Out of every corner of the woods and glynnes 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 44 - That the Hibernians were lovers of learning, and distinguished themselves, in those times of ignorance by the culture of the sciences, beyond all other European nations...
Page 303 - ... they could find them ; yea, and one another soon 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 therewithal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 307 - But those chiefs being basely informed that witnesses were to be hired against them, foolishly fled from Dublin, and so taking guilt upon them, they were declared rebels, and six entire counties in Ulster were at once forfeited to the Crown, which was what their enemies wanted.
Page 302 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 417 - We were under so great necessity, that we had nothing left unless we could prey upon one another : A certain fat gentleman, conceived himself in the greatest danger, and fancying several of the garrison looked on him with a greedy eye, thought fit to hide himself for three days.
Page 301 - Sir Arthur Chichester, Sir Richard Moryson, and the other commanders of the forces sent against Brian Mac Art aforesaid, in their return homeward, saw a most horrible spectacle of three children (whereof the eldest was not above ten years old), all eating and gnawing with their teeth the entrails of their dead mother, upon whose flesh they had fed 20 days...
Page viii - In the areas of the two other narrower sides or ends, are pier. shaped sapphires, adorned with silver, which has been gilt on one of these sides, which is beautified with stones; there are ornaments of fine gold, representing serpents curiously and...
Page 643 - FURTHER out of our more abundant special grace and from our certain knowledge and mere motion we will and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do grant to the aforesaid mayor and...
Page 581 - There is a double cause, why I should be careful of the welfare of that people. First, as king of England, by reason of the long possession the crown of England hath had of that land; and also as king of Scotland: for the ancient kings of Scotland are descended of the kings of Ireland...

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