Memorials of Adare manor. With historical notices of Adare, by the earl of Dunraven [E.R.W. Wyndham-Quin].

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Page 99 - Nibelunge," such as it was written down at the end of the twelfth, or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is
Page 191 - They preserve some of their German customs: sleep between two beds. They appoint a burgomaster, to whom they appeal in case of all disputes > and they yet preserve their language, but that is declining. They are very industrious, and in consequence are much happier and better fed, clothed, and lodged than the Irish peasants. ,We must not, however, conclude from hence that all is owing to this; their being independent farmers, and having leases, are circumstances which will create industry.
Page 192 - The industry of the -women is a perfect contrast to the Irish ladies in the cabins, who cannot be persuaded, on any consideration, even to make hay, it not being the custom of the country, yet they bind corn, and do other works more laborious.
Page 28 - There's not a strain to Memory dear, Nor flower in classic grove ; There's not a sweet note warbled here, But minds us of Thy love ; O Lord, our Lord, and spoiler of our foes, There is no light but Thine ; with Thee all beauty glows.
Page 19 - These words, sir (said the colonel), made so firm an impression in all our breasts, that the many afflictions of these sad times cannot raze out their undelible characters.
Page 169 - On Lough Neagh's banks as the fisherman strays, When the clear cold eve's declining, He sees the Round Towers of other days In the waves beneath him shining.
Page 18 - ... (having not seen them together in some years before), and discoursed unto us (said he) of the loving peace and prosperity this kingdom had enjoyed, under its three last glorious Monarchs ; of the many miseries and calamities which lay sore upon our ancestors, by the several invasions and conquests of foreign nations, and likewise by intestine insurrections and rebellions. And notwithstanding the strange mutations and changes in England, he shewed how it pleased God, in love to our nation, to...
Page 18 - My sons ! we have hitherto seen serene and quiet times, but now prepare yourselves for cloudy and troublesome. I command you to honour and obey our gracious sovereign, and in all times to adhere to the crown ; and though the crown should hang upon a bush, I charge you forsake it not.
Page 18 - York and Lancaster, and the blessed union of the two crowns of England and Scotland, stopping up those fountains of blood which, by national feuds and quarrels kept open, had like to have drowned the whole island. He said he feared the beautiful garment of peace would shortly be torn in pieces through the neglect of magistrates, the general corruption of manners, and the prevalence of a puritanical faction, which (if not prevented) would undermine the very pillars of government. ' My sons ! we have...
Page 117 - ... to his army ; for they discharged into their eyes the fire and smoke of their black powder, and showers of balls from straightly-aimed guns ; and he heard the uproar, clamour, and exulting shouts of their champions and common soldiers, instead of the submission, honor that should have been shewn to him, and of the mild and courteous words that should have been spoken to him. Howbeit, the result of this conflict was, that great numbers of the Earl of Essex's men were cut off, and that he was not...

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