Journal of a Tour in Ireland, A.D. 1806, Volume 1

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W. Miller, 1807 - Ireland - 336 pages

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Page 317 - ... in waste places, far from danger of law, maketh his mantle his house, and under it covereth himself from the wrath of heaven, from the offence of the earth, and from the sight of men. When it raineth it is his pent-house; when it bloweth it is his tent ; when it freezeth it is his tabernacle. In summer he can wear it loose, in winter he can wrap it close ; at all times he can use it ; never heavy, never cumbersome. Likewise for a rebel it is as serviceable. For in...
Page 317 - For the wood is his house against all weathers, and his mantle is his couch to sleep in. Therein he wrappeth himself round, and coucheth himself strongly against the gnats, which, in that country, doe more annoy the naked rebels while they keep the woods, and doe more sharply wound them, than all their enemies...
Page xxx - Dermon Mac Morogh was a tall man of stature, and of a large and great bodie, a valiant and a bold warrior in his nation ; and by reason of his continuall halowing and...
Page 89 - ... circumstance gave rise to placing the figure in this position. Upon the defeat of the French fleet commanded by Conflans, in the year 1759, the city of Cork ordered a statue to be cast of the English Admiral Hawke; but on its completion, some objections were made to the expense by the citizens; upon which, the noble Inchiquin said,
Page 316 - Iren. Because the commodity doth not countervail the discommodity; for the inconveniences which thereby do arise are much more many; for it is a fit house for an outlaw, a meet bed for a rebel, and an apt cloak for a thief.
Page 216 - At the base of these gigantic columns, lies a wild waste of natural ruins, of an enormous size, which in the course of successive ages., have been tumbled down from their foundation, by storms, or some more powerful operations of nature. These massive bodies have sometimes withstood the shock of their fall, and often lie in groups and clumps of pillars, resembling many of the varieties of artificial ruins, and forming a very novel and striking landscape.
Page 222 - Ireland, covers a great area, in the heart of the province, and is bounded by five counties, viz. Armagh on the south, Tyrone on the west, Londonderry on the north-west, Antrim on the north and east, and Down, which barely touches it on the southeastern angle. Small as this angle is, yet on the confines of the lake there is no district, which more materially suffers from its inundations, which here 1.
Page 287 - I could discover nothing except a stately hollow pillar, without a staircase, so that when I entered within, and looked upward, I could scarce forbear imagining myself at the bottom of a deep dra,w-well.
Page 112 - Lismore is a famous and holy city, half of which is an asylum, into which no woman dare enter ; but it is full of cells and holy monasteries, and religious men in great numbers abide there ; and thither holy men flock together from all parts of Ireland ; and not only from Ireland, but also from England and Britain, being desirous to remove from thence to Christ.
Page 10 - ... for repairing the ruins of that ancient building first begun by the Danes. When St. Patrick's Church was burned in 1370, sixty straggling and idle fellows were taken up and obliged to assist in repairing the church and building the steeple, who when the work was over returned to their old trade of begging, but were banished out of the diocese in 1376 by Archbishop Wikeford — Ware's Bishops, p.

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