A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the Clergy, Volume 2

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Graisberry and Campbell, 1816 - Parishes
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Page 491 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens 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 491 - ... 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 there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 491 - ... that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast; yet, sure, in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of famine which they themselves had wrought, Endox.
Page 278 - CRAWFORD, MDFRS who departed this life on the 29th of July, 1795, in the 47th year of his age. In the practice of his profession intelligent, liberal, and humane; in his manner gentle, diffident, and unassuming : his unaffected deference to the wants of others, his modest estimation of himself, • the infant simplicity of his demeanour, the pure emanation of kind affection, and a blameless heart, rendered him universally beloved I To these virtues of the man, his contemporaries alone can testify....
Page 500 - .As if some viewless band had traced An airy palace on the sky." To the east, the sea view is terminated by the lofty mountains of Argyleshire, above whose summits the steep crags of Arran are faintly seen, softened by distance into a delicate and almost ethereal tinge of blue. South-east, the basaltic promontory...
Page 30 - The measures suggested for this purpose were, to continue the stream-works to the head of the several streams: to examine more narrowly the solid mass of the mountain, by means of trenches cut in every direction down to the firm rock ; to explore more fully the veins already known, and those that might be discovered by the trenches on the surface of the rock ; and lastly, to try these veins in depth, by means of a level or gallery, to be driven into the mountain in a direction nearly at right angles...
Page 192 - bed,' which is a stone trough (coffin) sunk level with the surface of the ground, six feet in length and fifteen inches wide, in which people lie down and repeat some prayers, in hope of relief from any pains with which they may be affected. About 100 paces north of St. Mary's Abbey is St. Nicholas's Well, to which many resort for relief, repeat some prayers, and leave a rag suspended on a bush near it.
Page 186 - Conducted; -HAVE considered the matters to them referred, and have come to the following RESOLUTIONS, which they have agreed to Report to the HouseTHAT it is the opinion of this Committee1.
Page 237 - Certain letters or characters appear to be cut in the stones in the inside, but so obliterated by time, as to be illegible. On going into the building, there is a hollow sound or echo, which induced the person who at present lives in the island, to dig five feet below the surface, where he found several human bones, and some coffin boards. A skeleton was discovered near the tower some...
Page 30 - One of the commissioners, Thomas Weaver, Esq., under whose directions the mountains were explored with exceeding care and minuteness, states that " numerous trials were made by driving and sinking in the veins previously known and subsequently discovered. The mineral substances obtained were subjected to the operations both of fire and amalgamation; but in no instance was a particle of gold elicited from them, either by the one or the other operation. The result persuaded Government that no gold...

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