Student Life in Trinity College, Dublin

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J. Charles & Son, 1892 - 68 pages
 

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Page 33 - The dust of some is Irish earth; Among their own they rest; And the same land that gave them birth Has caught them to her breast; And we will pray that from their clay Full many a race may start Of true men, like you, men, To act as brave a part.
Page 33 - Some on the shores of distant lands Their weary hearts have laid, And by the stranger's heedless hands Their lonely graves were made...
Page 33 - WHO fears to speak of Ninety-Eight? Who blushes at the name? When cowards mock the patriot's fate, Who hangs his head for shame? He's all a knave, or half a slave, Who slights his country thus; But a true man, like you, man, Will fill your glass with us.
Page 55 - Simple in all his habits, and with a repose of look and manner indicating but little movement within, it was only when the spring was touched, that set his feelings, and, through them, his intellect in motion, that he at all rose above the level of ordinary men. On no occasion was this more...
Page 50 - Jeffrey remembers being struck, the first night he spent at the Speculative, with the singular appearance of the secretary, who sat gravely at the bottom of the table in a huge woollen night-cap ; and when the president took the chair, pleaded a bad toothache as his apology for coming into that worshipful assembly in such a
Page 55 - No two individuals, indeed, could be much more unlike to each other than was the same youth to himself before rising to speak and after: the brow that had appeared inanimate, and almost drooping, at once elevating itself to all the consciousness of power, and the whole countenance and figure of the speaker assuming a change as of one suddenly inspired.
Page 50 - Constant laid the foundations of a more durable fame. of young men more distinguished than is usually found in one university at the same time ; and the subsequent fortune of some of them, almost as singular as their talents, is a curious specimen of the revolutionary times in which I have lived. When I was in Scotland in 1801, Constant was a tribune in France; C.
Page 34 - ... kindled here a living blaze That nothing shall withstand. Alas! that Might can vanquish Right— They fell and passed away; But true men, like you, men, Are plenty here to-day. Then here's their memory — may it be For us a guiding light, To cheer our strife for liberty, And teach us to unite. Through good and ill, be Ireland's still, Though sad as theirs your fate; And true men be you, men, Like those of Ninety-Eight ! John Kelts Ingram [1823-1907] CUSHLA MA CHREE DEAR Erin, how sweetly thy...
Page 57 - ... art of public speaking, which is as much, perhaps, the result of practical acquisition, as it is of natural endowment. A false ambition of ornament might prevail in its assemblies, and admiration might be won by verbose extravagance and boisteroos inanity; but a man of genius must still have turned such an institution to account.
Page 33 - They rose in dark and evil days To right their native land; They kindled here a living blaze That nothing shall withstand. Alas! that Might can vanquish Right — They fell and passed away; But true men, like you men, Are plenty here today.

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