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The Tribes of Ireland: A Satire - Page 21
by Aengus O'Daly - 1852 - 112 pages
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...their compositions ? Or be they any thing witty or well-favoured, as poems should be ? Iren. Yes truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I migb.t understand them ; and surely they savoured of sweet wit, and good invention, but skilled not...
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A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a ..., Volume 2

John Bigland - Geography - 1812
...compositions of the Irish bards, several of which he had caused to be translated : " Surely," says he, " they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornament of poetry : yet they were sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which...
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The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 1

Stephen Barlow - Ireland - 1814 - 524 pages
...compositions ; or be they any thing witty or well savoured, as poems should be ? " Iren.—Yea truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...might understand them : and surely they savoured of svveot .ivit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry; yet were they sprinkled...
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The Analectic Magazine ...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ...

Washington Irving - 1814
...loves, of their ancestry. " I have caused," says Spenser, " divers of these ptfems to be translated to me, that I might understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention ; bat skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry : yet were they sprinkled with some prelty flowers...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 13

1823
...acknowledging, in his View of Ireland, that he had " caused divers of them" (songs of Irish bards) "to be translated unto me, that I might understand...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yea, they were • sprinkled with some pretty flowres of their naturall device, which gave good grace...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 13

England - 1823
...acknowledging, in his View of Ireland, that he had " caused divers of them" (songs of Irish bards) "to be translated unto me, that I might understand...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yea, they were sprinkled with some pretty flowres of their naturall device, which gave good grace...
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Researches in the South of Ireland: Illustrative of the Scenery ...

Thomas Crofton Croker - Ireland - 1824 - 393 pages
...them, notwithstanding Spencer's commendation : " Yea truly," says the poet, in his View of Ireland, " I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention/' Fingal and Ossian generally perform leading parts, and the adventures of a chief detained by spells...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, William Harrison Ainsworth, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood - 1824
...in their compositions ? (says Spenser in speaking of the poetry of the Irish in his day.) Yea, truly I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness to...
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Researches in the south of Ireland, with an appendix [by J. Adams ...

Thomas Crofton Croker, Jane Adams (of co. Wexford.) - 1824
...them, notwithstanding Spencer's commendation : " Yea truly," says the poet, in his View of Ireland, " I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention." Fingal and Ossian generally perform leading parts, and the adventures of a chief detained by spells...
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Absenteeism

Lady Morgan (Sydney), Sir Thomas Charles Morgan, Sydney Owenson (afterwards Lady Morgan.) - Absentee landlordism - 1825 - 159 pages
...their compositions ? (says Spenser in speaking of the poetry of the Irish in his day.) Yea, truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness to...
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