A Grammar of the Iberno-Celtic, Or Irish Language

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R. Marchbank, 1782 - Irish language - 286 pages
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Page 28 - Carisius have remarked that a syllable may be formed 455 cu either by one vowel or by two or three, as in the word aquae, &c. ; but Quintilian will not allow, that three vowels can be united in one syllable, and Terencian joins him in the same opinion: syllabam, says he, non invenimti-s ex tribus.
Page 127 - For he that fpeaketh in an unknown tongue, fpeaketh not unto men, but unto God : for no man underflandeth him ; howbeit in the fpirit he fpeaketh myfteries.
Page 45 - I thank my God, I fpeak with Tongues more than you all : yet in the Church I had rather fpeak five words with my underftanding, that by my voice I might teach others alfo, than ten thoufand words in an unknown Tongue $ verf.
Page 130 - They rife from their feaft, And hot are their brains, A cubit at leaft The length of their fkeans *. What ftabs and what cuts, What clattering of fticks 5 What ftrokes on the guts, What baftings and kicks!
Page 96 - Magog is also looked upon to be the origin of the Scythians, or people of Great Tartary. Gomer, who was the eldest, must, certainly, as well as the rest, be the founder of a people, and who could they be but the Gomarians, from whom, according to Josephus, the Celtce or Gauls were descended ? And if Gomer be the true stock of the Gauls, as M...
Page 97 - Gomarians were thole who were called Gauls : They were the People therefore that filled Gaul with their Colonies : I fay nothing of my own here, all of it is grounded on Scripture, and thofe that have been at the Pains to be the Interpreters of it. Bat let us not reft here, for we ought to...
Page 85 - LAWS, that one tax, levied by " the Monarch of Ireland, on every province, was to be paid in '• chess-boards, and complete sets of men : and that every bruigh, " or inn-holder of the states,) was obliged to furnish travellers " with salt provisions, lodging, and a chess.board, gratit.
Page 5 - near as old as the deluge' (O'Conor 1753: xi). Vallancey, picking up the theme deduces that 'from its affinity with almost every language of the known world, we might conclude with Boullet, that it was the primeval language
Page 42 - we meet with many religious customs generally practised by the inhabitants of Syria and the eastern world, and equally followed by the western inhabitants of Gaul, Germany, Spain, Britain, and Ireland; if we find monuments of the same kind in Africa and Sweden, or still more distant regions, — we are not to be surprised, but to consider that mankind travelled from...
Page 109 - Ireland, left his native country and passed over to France, where he spent two years in the court of king Pepin, by whom he was kindly entertained for his learning and sweetness of behaviour.

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