Irish Riflemen in America

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E. Stanford, 1875 - Ireland - 216 pages
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This book chronicles the Irish rifle team's trip to America in 1874 to compete against the best of America's riflemen as organized by the Amateur Rifle Club of New York when the fledgling NRA ignored the Irish challenge. The book also includes a great deal of history of Irish target shooting and an account of a hunting trip in the American West by members of the party. Well worth reading.
German A. Salazar
Phoenix, Arizona
 

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90
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118
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133
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164
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Page 118 - And mounts in spray the skies, and thence again Returns in an unceasing shower, which round, With its unemptied cloud of gentle rain, Is an eternal April to the ground, Making it all one emerald. How profound The gulf ! and how the giant element From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, Crushing the cliffs, which downward, worn and rent With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent...
Page 133 - All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Page 38 - Even the very dog that lay stretched at his feet, as he lazily shifted his position and yawned, would look fondly up in his master's face, wag his tail against the floor, and stretch himself again to sleep, confident of kindness and protection. There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt, and puts the stranger at once at his ease.
Page i - Friendship is no plant of hasty growth ; Though planted in esteem's deep-fixed soil, The gradual culture of kind intercourse Must bring it to perfection.
Page 123 - As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its base the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 164 - The forest music- is to hear the hounds Rend the thin air, and with a lusty cry Awake the drowsy echo, and confound Their perfect language in a mingled sound.
Page 144 - ... displays itself in all manner of beautiful shapes. It requires no stretch of the imagination to discover among these, the perfect forms of many flowers. The lily form prevails, and the ceilings of many of the chambers are covered with this beautiful stucco work, surpassing in delicacy and purity the most beautiful workmanship of man. These are not produced, as many suppose, by the dripping of water, and the gradual deposit of sulphate of lime upon the outer portions. The stalactite is formed...
Page 208 - The most inviolable attachment to the laws of our country is everywhere acknowledged a capital virtue; and where the people are not so happy as to have any legislature but a SINGLE PERSON, THE STRICTEST LOYALTY n, IN THAT CASE, THE TRUEST PATRIOTISM.
Page ix - I take an humour of a thing once, I am like your tailor's needle, I go through: but, for my name, signior, how think you ? will it not serve for a gentleman's name, when the signior is put to it, ha? Car. Let me hear; how is it?
Page 196 - A hardy race of mortals, train'd to sports, The field their joy, unpolish'd yet by courts. "MR. VILLAGE To MR. ToWN. " DEAR CoUSIN, " A MERE country squire, who passes all his time among dogs and horses, is now become an uncommon character ; and the most awkward loobily inheritor of an old mansion-house is a fine gentleman in comparison to his forefathers. The principles of a town education...

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