Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars

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Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1908 - Ireland - 651 pages
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Page 291 - I HELD it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 26 - They loosed their curse against the king; They cursed him in his flesh and bones; And daily in their mystic ring They turn'd the maledictive...
Page 432 - And Thou, O mighty Lord ! whose ways Are far above our feeble minds To understand, Sustain us in these doleful days, And render light the chain that binds Our fallen land ! Look down upon our dreary state, And through the ages that may still Roll sadly on, Watch thou o'er hapless Erin's fate, And shield at least from darker ill The blood of Conn...
Page 76 - I bind unto myself today the virtues of the starlit heaven, the glorious sun's life-giving ray, the whiteness of the moon at even, the flashing of the lightning free, the whirling wind's tempestuous shocks, the stable earth, the deep salt sea, around the old eternal rocks.
Page 76 - I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, his eye to watch, his might to stay, his ear to hearken to my need; the wisdom of my God to teach, his hand to guide, his shield to ward; the word of God to give me speech, his heavenly host to be my guard.
Page 309 - ... of the Gospel, the excessive minuteness of the ornamental details, the number of its decorations, the fineness of the writing and the endless variety of initial capital letters, with which every page is ornamented ; the famous Gospels of Lindisfarne, in the Cottonian Library.
Page 22 - A neck-torque of gold around his neck. A white shirt, with a ; full collar, and intertwined with red gold thread, upon him. A girdle of gold inlaid with precious stones around him. Two wonderful shoes of gold, with runnings of gold, upon him.
Page 10 - The Druid's altar and the Druid's creed We scarce can trace. There is not left an undisputed deed Of all your race, Save your majestic song, which hath their speed, And strength, and grace; In that sole song, they live and love, and bleed — It bears them on thro
Page 302 - For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Page 620 - Liag, and my home is on the Lake; Thither often, to that palace whose beauty is fled Came Brian to ask me, and I went for his sake Oh, my grief! that I should live, and Brian be dead! Dead, oh, Kincora!

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