Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars

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Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1890 - Ireland - 638 pages

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Page 287 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 76 - I bind unto myself today The power of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, his might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need; The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, his shield to ward, The word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.
Page 53 - What did not clash with the Word of God in the written law and in the New Testament, and with the consciences of the believers, was confirmed in the laws of the Brehons by Patrick and by the ecclesiastics and the chieftains of Erin; for the law of nature had been quite right, except the faith, and its obligations and the harmony of the church and the people. And this is the Senchus Mor.
Page 22 - A torque of gold around his neck. A white shirt with a full collar, and intertwined with red gold thread upon him. A girdle of gold, inlaid with precious stones, was around him.
Page 474 - Desmond a thousand wild fountains Come down to that lake from their home in the mountains. There grows the wild ash, and a time-stricken willow Looks chidingly down on the mirth of the billow, As, like some gay child, that sad monitor scorning, It lightly laughs back to the laugh of the morning.
Page 188 - A higher hand must make her mild, If all be not in vain, and guide Her footsteps, moving side by side With Wisdom, like the younger child; For she is earthly of the mind, But Wisdom heavenly of the soul.
Page 122 - And white uplifted faces stand, Passing the Host from hand to hand; / Each takes; and then his visage wan Is buried in his cowl once more. The cells — the suffering Son of Man Upon the wall!
Page 614 - OH, where, Kincora! is Brian the Great? And where is the beauty that once was thine ? Oh, where are the princes and nobles that sate At the feast in thy halls, and drank the red wine? Where, oh, Kincora?
Page 305 - ... of the Gospel, the excessive minuteness of the ornamental details, the number of its decorations, the fineness of the writing and the endless variety of initial capital letters, with which every page is ornamented ; the famous Gospels of Lindisfarne, in the Cottonian Library.
Page 160 - They had one mass, one liturgy, one tonsure from ear to ear. They celebrated one Easter, on the fourteenth moon after the vernal equinox, and what was excommunicated by one church all excommunicated. They did not reject the service and society of women because founded on the rock, Christ, they feared not the blast of temptation.

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