An Historical Account of the Macdonnells of Antrim: Including Notices of Some Other Septs, Irish and Scottish

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Archer, 1873 - Antrim (Northern Ireland : County) - 510 pages
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Page 183 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 60 - ... old, little, crooked soldier that all, with an incredible submission, from the beginning to the end, gave over themselves to be guided by him as if he had been Great Solyman.
Page 214 - O, Woman of the Piercing Wail, Who mournest o'er yon mound of clay With sigh and groan, Would God thou wert among the Gael ! Thou would'st not then from day to day Weep thus alone.
Page 108 - Saul for sparing the Amalekites, for with them his theology taught him to compare the Dunavertie men. And I verily believe that this prevailed most with David Leslie, who looked upon Nave as the representative of the kirk of Scotland.
Page 59 - England, had declared there in a speech, that the conversion of the papists in Ireland was only to be effected by the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other; and Mr.
Page 93 - Through the land of my fathers the Campbells have come, The flames of their foray enveloped my home ; Broad Keppoch in ruin is left to deplore, And my country is waste from the hill to the shore — Be it so ! by St. Mary, there's comfort in store...
Page 288 - Connaught, that was separated from the rest by a long and a large river, and which by the plague and many massacres remained almost desolate. Into this space and circuit of land they required all the Irish to retire by...
Page 185 - Surloyboy himself, he continued, " stood upon the mainland of the Glynnes and saw the " taking of the island, and was likely to have run mad for sorrow, •" tearing and tormenting himself, and saying that he there lost all
Page 103 - Stuart, the adjutant, being amongst them, procured quarter for them from David Leslie ; whereupon they delivered up their arms and came forth to a plain field as they were directed.
Page 223 - Munster, and all to quell that man, who now smileth in peace at those who did hazard their lives to destroy him; and now doth Tyrone dare us old commanders with his presence and protection.

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