Manx Names: Or, The Surnames and Place-names of the Isle of Man

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E. Stock, 1906 - English language - 261 pages
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Page 61 - My name is WALTER Whitmore. How now! Why start's! thou ? What doth death affright ! Suffolk. Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is death. A cunning man did calculate my birth, And told me that by
Page 6 - Per Mac atque O, tu veros cognoscis Hibernos, His duobus demptis, nullus Hibernus adest.' ie, ' By Mac and O You'll always know True Irishmen, they say ; But if they lack Both 0 and Mac No
Page 222 - that of the presentation of a staff or crozier, which the proprietors had to produce for the annual processions on the day of the saint to whom the parish church was dedicated. This in
Page 152 - a mouthful of water, retaining it in their mouths till they had twice walked round the well. They then took a piece of cloth from a garment which they had worn, wetted it with the water from the well, and hung it on the hawthorn-tree which grew there. When the cloth had rotted away, the cure was supposed to be effected.
Page 155 - the nineteenth century, but which, it is to be hoped, was never customary in the Isle of Man. A farmer, who had lost a number of his sheep and cattle by murrain, burned a calf as a propitiatory offering
Page 59 - After the murder of the Great Earl of Ulster, William de Burgo, the third Earl of that name, in 1333, and the consequent lessening of the English power in Ireland, many, if not all the distinguished Anglo-Norman families seated in Connaught and Munster became
Page 189 - deem-steerers) answer to the Icelandic Law-man or Speaker. . . . The Keys answer to the bench of godes? . . . ' The Hill and the Temple were the two holy spots, not the Court. ... In days of old, Hill and Court were, as it were, twins. Discussions, enactments
Page 59 - the Irish language, and assumed surnames like those of the Irish, by prefixing Mac to the Christian names of their ancestors. . . . Thus the De Burgos,
Page 154 - therefore be it ordained that all Watch and Ward be kept according to the Strict order of the Law, and that none be sent thither but such as are of Discretion, and able to deserve
Page 101 - supposed to possess sanative qualities and to be of special virtue as charms against witchcraft and fairies. They were generally visited on Ascension Day and on the first Sunday in August, called yn

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