Christian Inscriptions in the Irish Language, Volume 2

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Margaret Stokes
printed at the University Press, for the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, 1878 - Art - 86 pages

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Page 155 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently ; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
Page 171 - And when they had sung an hymn they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But, after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
Page 37 - Series), pp. 40-3. of her, throughout her breadth and generally ; and they ravaged her chieftainries, and her privileged churches, and her sanctuaries, and they rent her shrines and her reliquaries and her books.
Page 156 - They loosed their curse against the king; They cursed him in his flesh and bones; And daily in their mystic ring They turn'd the maledictive stones...
Page 144 - No effort hitherto made to transcribe any one page of this book has the perfection of execution and rich harmony of colour which belongs to this wonderful book. It is no exaggeration to say that, as with the microscopic works of nature, the stronger the magnifying power brought to bear upon it, the more is this perfection seen.
Page 21 - ... edifices, a knowledge of which must necessarily have been imparted to them by the crowds of foreign ecclesiastics, Egyptian, Roman, Italian, French, British, and Saxon, who flocked to Ireland as a place of refuge in the fifth and sixth centuries ? Of such immigration there cannot possibly exist a doubt ; for, not to speak of the great number of foreigners who were disciples of St. Patrick, and of whom the names are preserved in the most ancient Lives of that saint, nor of the evidences of the...
Page 152 - I trembled when He embraced me, Yet dared I not to bow earthwards — Fall to the bosom of the ground, But I was compelled to stand fast. A cross was I reared, I raised the powerful King, The Lord of the heavens, I dared not fall down, They pierced me with dark nails.
Page 66 - Annals ' as having been connected with Monasterboice— one an abbot, who died in the year 844, and the other in the year 924 — " so that it must be a matter of some uncertainty to which of these the erection of the cross should be ascribed.
Page 127 - ... and not fused into them ; they are rather mosaics than enamels. This variety is essentially Oriental, and appears not to have been at all practised in Gaul, where, undoubtedly, true enamels were made anterior to the Roman domination, and when they were not used apparently in Rome or Greece.
Page 162 - The chalice does not appear to have been so essential a portion of the furniture of the primitive Irish church as the bell, the crosier, and the book, so often enumerated as the gifts or bequests of the founder. One of the few notices we have met with of chalices is that legend in the " Life of St. Patrick " which states that, when Ailill, his servant, required of him sacred vessels for the service of his church, then, " the holy prelate, divinely instructed, pointed out to the presbyter, in a certain...

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