A Social History of Ancient Ireland: Treating of the Government, Military System, and Law ; Religion, Learning, and Art ; Trades, Industries, and Commerce ; Manners, Customs, and Domestic Life, of the Ancient Irish People, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1903 - Electronic books - 632 pages

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Page 367 - English, determined upon, viz., that the temples of the idols in that nation ought not to be destroyed; but let the idols that are in them be destroyed; let holy water be made and sprinkled in the said temples, let altars be erected, and relics placed. For if these temples are well built, it is requisite that they be converted from the worship of devils to the service of the true God...
Page 49 - ... inviolable, and to deliver up the succession peaceably to his Tanist, and then hath a wand delivered unto him by some whose...
Page iii - A SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT IRELAND : Treating of the Government, Military System and Law; Religion, Learning and Art ; Trades, Industries and Commerce; Manners, Customs and Domestic Life of the Ancient Irish People. With 361 Illustrations. 2 vols. 8vo., 21s.
Page 173 - What did not clash with the Word of God in the written law and in the New Testament, and with the consciences of the believers, was confirmed in the laws of the Brehons by Patrick and by the ecclesiasties and the chieftains of Erin; for the law of nature had been quite right, except the faith, and its obligations and the harmony of the church and the people. And this is the Senchus Mor.
Page 415 - Divine studies, or of a more continent life ; and some of them presently devoted themselves to a monastical life, others chose rather to apply themselves to study, going about from one master's cell to another. The Scots willingly received them all, and took care to supply them with food, as also to furnish them with books to read, and their teaching, gratis.
Page 53 - Rights is written in verse, and " gives an account of the monarchs of all Ireland, and the revenues payable to them by the principal kings of the several provinces, and of the stipend^ paid by the monarchs to the inferior kings for their services.
Page 573 - It is astonishing that in so complex and rapid a movement of the fingers, the musical proportions can be preserved, and that throughout the difficult modulations on their various instruments, the harmony is completed with such a sweet velocity, so unequal an equality, so discordant a concord, as if the chords sounded together fourths or fifths.
Page 172 - The brehons had collections of laws in volumes or tracts, all in the Irish language, by which they regulated their judgments. Many of these have been preserved, and of late years the most important of them have been published, with translations, forming five printed volumes. Of the tracts contained in these volumes, the two largest and most important are the Senchus Mor [Shan'aLus More] and the Book of Acaill [Ack'ill].
Page 259 - He used to know by studying the heavens [ie using the sky]), the period which would be the fine weather and the bad weather, and when each of these two times would change. Inde Scoti et Brittones eum deum vocaverunt maris, et inde filium maris esse dixerunt, ie mac lir,
Page 542 - Three Tragic Stories of Erin," viz., the Fate of the Children of Lir, the Fate of the Sons of Turenn, and the Fate of the Children of Usna, have been translated and edited by O'Curry.

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