Irish Pedigrees: Or, The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation

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McGlashan & Gill, 1876 - Genealogy - 416 pages

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Page 27 - Rings o'er the echoing sea ; While, bending to heaven, the warriors hail That home of the brave and free. Then turned they unto the eastern wave, Where now their Day-God's eye A look of such sunny omen gave As lighted up sea and sky. Nor frown was seen through sky or вел, Nor tear o'er leaf or sod, When first on their Isle of Destiny Our great forefathers trod.
Page 157 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge., and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Page 355 - But those chiefs being basely informed that witnesses were to be hired against them, foolishly fled from Dublin, and so taking guilt upon them, they were declared rebels, and six entire counties in Ulster were at once forfeited to the Crown, which was what their enemies wanted.
Page 135 - Scottish race shall reign. There were Scots who hailed the accomplishment of this prophecy at the accession of James VI. to the crown of England, and exulted, that, in removing this palladium, the policy of Edward resembled that which brought the Trojan horse in triumph within their walls, and which occasioned the destruction of their royal family. The stone is still preserved, and forms the support of king Edward the Confessor's chair, which the sovereign occupies at his coronation, and, independent...
Page 165 - Knights to danger, Ere the emerald gem of the western world Was set in the crown of a stranger.
Page 328 - ... there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish, or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof, although it be against themselves...
Page 258 - His eyes were dark aud deep-set, his neck short, his stature small, his body hairy, not fleshy, but sinewy, strong, and compact ; a very good soldier, but rather harsh and hasty." It appears from Hanmer and others, that he was an able and politic man in state affairs, but very ambitious and covetous of wealth and great possessions ; he is also represented as a famous horseman. De Lacy's second wife was a daughter of King Roderick...
Page 153 - In course of time, Britain, besides the Britons and Picts, received a third nation, the Seoti, who issuing from Hibernia under the leadership of Reuda, secured for themselves, either by friendship or by the sword, settlements among the Picts which they still possess.
Page 153 - In process of time, Britain, besides the Britons and the Picts, received a third nation, the Scots, who, migrating from Ireland under their leader, Reuda, either by fair means, or by force of arms, secured to themselves those settlements among the Picts which they still possess. From the name of their commander, they are to this day called Dalreudini; for, in their language, Dal signifies a part.

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