On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Volume 1

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Williams and Norgate, 1873 - Ireland - 711 pages

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Page xlvii - ... no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps no longer exists: there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothick and the Celtick, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanscrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family, if this were the place for discussing any question concerning the antiquities of Persia.
Page cdxliii - Fig. 31. Fig. 32. Fig. 33. Fig. 34. Fig. 35. Fig. 36. Fig. 37. Fig. 38. Fig. 39. Fig. 40. Fig. 41. Fig. 42. Fig. 43. Fig. 44. Fig. 45. Fig. 46. Fig. 47. Fig.
Page ccix - Carolingian letters at the end of the tenth or the beginning of the eleventh century, and revised and annotated by a corrector.
Page xlvi - ... Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Page clxiv - The population which surrounded the possessor of the fief were totally unconnected with him ; they did not bear his name ; between them and him there was no kindred, no bond, moral or historical. Neither did it resemble the patriarchal family. The possessor of the fief led not the same life...
Page lxxxi - In universum aestimanti, plus penes peditem roboris: eoque mixti proeliantur, apta et congruente ad equestrem pugnam velocitate peditum, quos ex omni juventute delectos ante aciem locant. Definitur et numerus: centeni ex singulis pagis sunt: idque ipsum inter suos vocantur; et quod primo numerus fuit, jam nomen et honor est.
Page clxiv - The feudal family was not numerous; it was not a tribe; it reduced itself to the family, properly so called, namely, to the wife and children; it lived separated from the rest of the population, shut up in the castle. The colonists and serfs made no part of it; the origin of the members of this society was different, the inequality of their situation immense. Five or six individuals, in a situation at once superior to and estranged from the rest of the society, that was the feudal family. It was...
Page cccxciii - Ireland, the sea coast, and the nature of the soil, being very wholesome for them ; and, if need were, wool might be had cheaply and plentifully out of the west parts of Scotland. " It is held to be good in many places for madder, hops, and woad.
Page ccl - De minoribus rebus principes consultant ; de majoribus omnes : ita tamen, ut ea quoque, quorum penes plebem arbitrium est, apud principes pertractentur.
Page xxix - FINNFECTNACH as king over Ireland. Good was Ireland during his time. The seasons were right tranquil. The earth brought forth its fruit ; fishful its river-mouths ; milkful the kine ; heavyheaded the woods.

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