An Historical Guide to Ancient and Modern Dublin: Illustrated by Engravings, After Drawings by George Petrie, Esq. To which is Annexed a Plan of the City

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy., 1821 - Dublin (Ireland) - 442 pages
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Page 248 - Association for discountenancing Vice, and promoting the knowledge and practice of the Christian Religion...
Page 80 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.
Page 107 - This monument was erected to Thomas Prior, Esquire, at the charge of several persons who contributed to honour the memory of that worthy patriot, to whom his veracity, actions, and unwearied endeavours in the service of his country, have raised a monument more lasting than marble.
Page 353 - Bench. . Master of the Rolls. Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Page 42 - ... circular screen walls, the height of the building, enriched with dressed niches, and a rusticated basement : the eastern front, which is towards College-street, is a noble portico of six Corinthian columns, three feet six inches in diameter, crowned by a pediment with a plain tympanum ; on which stands a statue of Fortitude, with Justice on her right, and Liberty on her left hand. The...
Page 30 - THE THEATRE.— On the opposite, or south, side of the same square, stands the Theatre, or Examination Hall, with a front exactly corresponding to that of the Chapel, and of the same internal dimensions. This splendid hall is furnished with tables and forms, at which the students sit during the hours of examinations, and also at public lectures during...
Page 79 - STELLA, under which she is celebrated in the writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, dean of this cathedral. She was a person of extraordinary endowments and accomplishments...
Page 109 - 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 20 - 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 291 - Hibernia, resting on her spear, and holding her shield ; Mercury, with his caduceus and purse, on the right; and Fidelity, with her finger on her lips, and a key in her hand, on the left. A handsome balustrade surmounts the cornice, giving an elegant finish to the whole. With the exception of the portico, which is of Portland stone, the whole is of mountain granite. The building is after a design of Francis...

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