On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Volume 3

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Williams and Norgate, 1873 - Ireland - 711 pages
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Page 340 - 23. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, " ' 25. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose'". " ' 24. He said unto them, ' Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth'. And they laughed him to scorn.
Page 359 - So Mary the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and with dances"/
Page 713 - Speckled Book"—otherwise styled " The Great Book of Dun Doighre": a collection of pieces in Irish and Latin, transcribed towards the close of the fourteenth century ; now for the first time published, from the original manuscripts in the
Page 267 - with the title of Defender of the Faith, but kept the crown, which was of massive gold. Henry gave the harp to the first Earl of Clanricarde, in whose family it remained till the beginning of the last century, when it came by a lady of the
Page 441 - until evening's close. If it were the custom for birds in their flight to pass through the bodies of men, they could have passed through their bodies on that day, and they might carry pieces of flesh and blood through their stabs and cuts, into the clouds and sky all round.
Page 340 - is even now dead : but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live'. "
Page 713 - now for the first time published, from the original in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy ; with account of the manuscript, description of its contents, index, and fac-similes in colours.
Page 65 - kill abundance of them. Here are severall wells and pooles, yet in extraordinary dry weather, people must turn their cattell out of the islands, and the corn failes. They have no fuell but cow-dung dryed with the sun, unless they bring turf in from the western continent. They have cloghans, a kind of building of stones
Page 65 - is almost paved over with stones, soe as, in some places, nothing is to be seen but large stones with wide openings between them, where cattle break their legs. Scarce any other stones there but limestones, and marble fit for tomb-stones, chymney
Page 267 - of Brian Boru, is not only the most ancient instrument of the kind known to exist in Ireland, but is, in all probability, the oldest harp now remaining in Europe. Still, however, it is very far from being of the remote age to which it is popularly supposed to belong ; and the legendary story on which

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