First (-Sixth) standard geographical reader, Volume 4

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Page 22 - Be lion-mettled, proud and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him.
Page 62 - J" north latitude; and between the meridians of 5iand 10J west longitude. 1 IRELAND lies in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Great Britain, from which it is separated by St. George's Channel on the south-east; by the Irish Sea on the east; and by the North Channel on the north-east.
Page 99 - I. is supposed to possess an almost inexhaustible mine of wealth, but, strange to say, they are much neglected. The surrounding seas abound with cod, ling, hake, herrings, pilchards, etc., and yet the Irish markets are extensively supplied with cured fish from Scotland and the Isle of Man. The number of vessels and boats engaged in the sea-fisheries in 1846 was 20,000, employing 100,000 men and boys; but 40 yrs.
Page 102 - A great source of employment for females has of late years sprung up in the North of Ireland, in the working of patterns on muslin with the needle. Belfast is the centre of this manufacture, which employs about 300,000 persons, chiefly females, scattered through all the counties of Ulster, and some localities of the other provinces. About...
Page 77 - there was nothing to be bought there — neither flesh, nor fish, nor butter, nor cheese," and adds that he was obliged to be " well contented
Page 79 - Patrick, the great saint of Ireland, and thither a multitude of devotees and pilgrims resort at stated seasons of the year, and climb to the summit of the mountain, saying prayers at certain points in the ascent. oc-ca'-sion-al de-vot-ees
Page 3 - ... unsuccessful attempt to gain a foothold in the summer of the year 55 B..C. and again the following year. The real conquest began in the reign of Claudius (AD 43) and ended in the reign of Domitian (AD 84). It extended northward to the highlands of Caledonia, where Agricola built a line of forts across the country from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde, known as the Wall of Antonine and later as Graham's Dyke. In the second century a fortified wall, known as Hadrian's Wall and later as...
Page 69 - Mary, ami the war was kept up for four years (1688-92). From this time till 1778 history records little beyond the passing of penal statutes against the Roman Catholics. In 1778 parliament relaxed the stringent pressure of these acts; but the widely spread...
Page 121 - There are also many islands and countries in foreign lands which are held by our Government, and peopled to some extent by English men and women, but which are not, strictly speaking,
Page 81 - Sicke," being 3,410 feet above the sea-level. " The black reeks of M'Gillicuddy take their title from the ancient clan of that name, who for ages have been the lords of this district, and ever through varying fortunes, rebellions and pardons, forfeitures and restorations, held their mountain domains, which still acknowledge 'The M'Gillicuddy of the Reeks

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