The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien: A Tale of the Wars of King James

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J. McGlashan, 1847 - Engraving - 342 pages
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Page 284 - Catholicks now lay in the same Terrors, as we had done some few Days before. " At Eight this Night one Troop of Dragoons came as Guard to an Officer, that came to take Charge of the Stores. It was impossible, the King himself coming after this, could be welcom'd with equal Joy. as this one Troop; the Protestants hung about the Horses, and were ready to pull the Men off them, as they march'd up to the Castle.
Page 332 - Sfc., lying most of them by the Ditches where they were Shot*; and the Rest from the Top of the Hill where their Camp had been, looked like a great Flock of Sheep, shattered up and down the Countrey for almost four Miles round...
Page 4 - Enough — the spell is over, the lines and colours shift and change, shadows and lights are lost and mingled, and all is once more whirling and blended in vague, impenetrable cloud and darkness.
Page 332 - I reckoned in some small enclosures one hundredand-fit'tv, in others one hundred-and-twenty, &c., lying, most of them by the ditches where they were shot; and the rest, from the top "of the hill where their camp had been, looked like a great flock of sheep scattered up and down the country, for almost four miles round.
Page 324 - Kilcomedan is in no part ту steep. It forms a gradual slope extending almost due north and from end to end, a distance of about a mile and a half ; and at the time of which we speak it was perfectly open and covered with heath. Along the crest of this hill was perched the Irish camp, and the position in which St.
Page 293 - Protestant boys — so much the worse, though after all we must not despair — there's as good fish in the sea as ever was caught.
Page 136 - ... then twentynine horsemen, bareheaded, shouting before Mr. Fitzjames, who was alone in one of Tyrconnel's coaches with six horses. Close after him followed three officers of the guard on horseback, attended by three led horses ; after them, fifteen or sixteen officers of the army, closely followed by the five trumpets and kettledrums of state in their liveries. After them, about twenty of the gentlemen at large on horseback ; then the messengers and pursevants, servants of the household ; next...

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