An Historical Guide to the City of Dublin, Illustrated by Engravings, and a Plan of the City

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1825 - Dublin (Ireland) - 260 pages
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Page 11 - Elizabeth granted a charter or letters patent incorporating a college — "the Mother of an University " (unum Collegium Mater Universitatis)- — under the style and title of " The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, near Dublin, founded by Queen Elizabeth.
Page 206 - Bench. . Master of the Rolls. Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Page 56 - Lords constantly this session, though there was no question whatever debated there of the slightest consequence. Lord Bowes, the Chancellor, was a man of considerable ability. He was a native of England, but pursued the profession of the law in this kingdom; having passed successively through the offices of Solicitor...
Page 62 - The bodies of those a long time deposited, appear in all their awful solitariness, at full length, the coffins having mouldered to pieces; but from those, and even the more recently entombed, not the least cadaverous smell is discoverable ; and all the bodies exhibit a similar appearance, dry, and of a dark colour.
Page 16 - The second quadrangle is the Library-square, 265 feet long, by 214 broad, three sides of which consist of uniform brick buildings, mostly devoted to the accommodation of the students. The Library, which occupies the fourth side, is an extensive stone building, whose basement story is a piazza, the entire length of the square. Above this, are two stories, surmounted by a rich Corinthian entablature, crowned with a balustrade. Of this building, as it was at first designed...
Page 12 - THE CHAPEL, Which stands on the north side, has in front a handsome colonnade of four pillars, of the Corinthian order, supporting a pediment : the chancel is eighty feet in length (exclusive of a semi-circular terminating recess, thirty-six...
Page xvii - The length of the iron work is 1,007 feet ; the height from the surface of the rock, on the south side of the river, 126 feet 8 inche?.
Page 63 - In one vault are shown the remains of a nun, who died at the advanced age of 1 1 1 ; the body has now been thirty years in this mansion of death ; and although there is scarcely a remnant of the coffin, the body is as completely preserved as if it had been embalmed, with the exception of the hair.
Page 106 - At one cod of the room is a portrait of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and at the other that of the late Duke of Richmond, by Sir T. Lawrence ; over one chimney-piece is a portrait of Charles II. and over the other one of George II. at an early period of life. At the opposite extremity of the ball-room, is a door leading into the ROUND-ROOM : this spacious and princely apartment was built...
Page 169 - An Act to alter the constitution of the Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin and for other purposes connected with that body and with the Port of Dublin Corporation...

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