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Page 139 - After my death I wish no other herald, No other speaker of my living actions, To keep mine honour from corruption, But such an honest chronicler as Griffith.
Page 98 - If dying mortals doom they sing aright, No ghosts descend to dwell in dreadful night : No parting souls to grisly Pluto go, Nor seek the dreary silent shades below : But forth they fly, immortal in their kind, And other bodies in new worlds they find : Thus life for ever runs its endless race, And, like a line, death but divides the space ; A stop which can but for a moment last, A point between the future and the past.
Page 120 - Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
Page 110 - ... an apple suspended by a string with the mouth alone, and the same by an apple in a tub of water : each throwing a nut into the fire ; and those that burn bright, betoken prosperity to the owners through the following year, but those that burn black and crackle, denote misfortune. On the following morning the stones are searched for in the fire, and if any be missing, they betide ill to those who threw them in.
Page 308 - ENGLISHMAN, Who, in Berkshire, was well known To love his country's freedom 'bove his own : But being immured full twenty year Had time to write, as doth appear— HIS EPITAPH. H ere or elsewhere (all's one to you or me) E arth, Air, or Water gripes my ghostly dust, N one...
Page 131 - The fine thus levied was in the same proportions distributed among the relations of the victim. A person beyond the ninth descent formed a new family ; every family was represented by its elder, and these elders from every family were delegates to the national council.
Page 369 - I presume you very well know, or have beard, of my condition and disposition, and that I neither give nor take quarter ; I am now with my firelocks, who never yet neglected opportunity to correct rebels ; ready to use you as I have done the Irish, but loth...
Page 369 - Irish army in your company; they very well know me, and that my firelocks use not to parley. Be not unadvised, but think of your liberty, for I vow all hopes of relief are taken from you, and our intents are not to starve you, but to batter and storm you, and then hang you all, and follow the rest of that rebellious crew. I am no bread and cheese rogue, but was ever a loyalist, and will ever be while I can write or name THOMAS SANDFORD, Captain of Firelocks.
Page 187 - Primary chief bard am I to Elphin, And my original country is the region of the summer stars ; Idno and Heinin called me Merddin, At length every king will call me Taliesin. I was with my Lord in the highest sphere, On the fall of Lucifer into the depth of hell : I have borne a banner before Alexander; I know the names of the stars from north to south ; I have been on the galaxy at the throne of the...
Page 106 - We have many instances of this nature in our own country, and they are to be found in other parts of the world ; and, wherever they occur, we may esteem them of the highest antiquity. All such works we generally refer to the Celts and to the Druids, under the sanction of which names we shelter ourselves whenever we are ignorant and bewildered. But they were the operations of a very remote age : probably before the time when the Druids, or Celtať, were first known.