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Page 88 - STELLA, under which she is celebrated in the writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, dean of this cathedral.
Page 76 - On the attic story, over the pillars of the portico are statues of Neptune, Plenty, Industry, and Mercury. In the tympan of the pediment, in alto-relievo, is represented the friendly union of England and Ireland, They are seated on a car of shell; Neptune, with his trident, driving away Famine and Despair, while a fleet at a distance approaches in full sail. The pavilions at each end are decorated with the arms of Ireland beautifully executed.
Page 75 - ... in depth, and exhibits four decorated fronts, answering almost directly to the four cardinal points of the compass — the south being the principal front. In the interior are two courts, divided from each other by the centre pile, which is one hundred feet broad, and runs from north to south the whole depth of the building. The south, or sea front, is composed of pavilions at each end, joined by arcades, and united to the centre. It is finished in the Doric order, with an entablature, and bold...
Page 76 - ... of the pediment, in alto-relievo, is represented the friendly union of England and Ireland. They are seated on a car of shell : Neptune with his trident driving away Famine and Despair, while a fleet at a distance approaches in full sail. The pavilions at each end are decorated with the arms of Ireland, beautifully executed. Allegorical heads on the keystones of the arches represent the different rivers of Ireland. A superb dome, one hundred and twenty-five feet in height, surmounts the whole,...
Page 74 - ... books now remaining of the several surveys, estimates, and distributions at different periods in Ireland, Amongst these documents, the most interesting is the celebrated Down Survey, which originally consisted •of thirty-one folios, of actual surveys of the lands forfeited in Ireland, in consequence of the rebellion of 1641, executed under the direction of the celebrated Sir William Petty. Of the thirty-two counties in Ireland, only Galway and Roscommon, with a part of Mayo, and a few other...
Page 219 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank, Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which nature's self would rue.
Page 176 - It consists of two divisions ; the receipt of the exchequer, which manages the royal revenue, and with which these commentaries have no concern; and the court or judicial part of it, which is again subdivided into a court of equity and a court of common law.
Page 176 - COURT OF KING'S BENCH is the supreme Court of Common Law, and in it a Chief Justice and three puisne Judges preside ; they are by their office the sovereign conservators of the peace, and the supreme coroners of the land.
Page 54 - It was ordered in maintenance of the pageant of St. George, that the mayor of the foregoing year should find the emperor and empress, with their train and followers, well apparelled and accoutered ; that is to say, the emperor attended with two doctors, and the empress with two knights, and two maidens richly apparelled to bear up the train of her gown.