The Ancient and Modern History of the Maritime Ports of Ireland

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The Author, 1855 - Harbors - 633 pages
 

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Page 23 - If thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone, for if thou lift thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Page 6 - furrows float with bearded corn, And arms and arts her envied sons adorn. No savage bear with lawless fury roves, Nor ravenous lion, through her peaceful groves ; No poison there infects, no scaly snake Creeps through the grass, nor frog annoys the lake : An island worthy of its pious race, In war triumphant, and unmatched in peace.
Page 41 - savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them.
Page 6 - is her store Of veiny silver and of golden ore. Her fruitful soil for ever teems with wealth, With gems her waters, and her air with health ; Her verdant fields with milk and honey flow, Her woolly fleeces vie with virgin snow; Her
Page 11 - the Caledonians trace The glorious founder of their kingly race. Thy martial sons, whom now they dare despise, Did once their land subdue and civilize. Their dress, their language, and the Scottish name, Confess the soil from whence the victors came. Well may they boast that ancient blood which runs Within their veins, who are thy younger
Page 209 - end of the kingdom to the other, with only a wand in her hand, at the top of which was a ring of immense value, and no attempt was made on her honour, nor was she robbed of
Page 12 - Not like the pastors of thy ravenous breed, Who come to fleece the flock and not to feed. Oh ! had I been apostle to the Swiss, Or hardy Scot, or any land but this, Combined in arms they had their foes defied, And kept their liberty, or bravely died. Thou still with tyrants in succession
Page 12 - Oh ! had I been apostle to the Swiss, Or hardy Scot, or any land but this, Combined in arms they had their foes defied, And kept their liberty, or bravely died. Thou still with tyrants in succession curst, The last
Page 104 - the House of Commons was appointed to inquire into the state of the poor in Ireland, Mr. Spring Rice, now Lord Monteagle, in the chair;
Page 44 - brethren in Britain ; and in a great measure merited the high character given them by Cambrensis, who observes, that ' the attention of these people to musical instruments is worthy of praise ; in which their skill is beyond

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