Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis ...: 1. Davis, Sir J. A letter...to the Earl of Salisbury. 2. Ussher, [J.] Original and first institution of corbes, crenachs, and termonlands. 3. An account of two ancient instruments lately discovered. 1786
Luke White, 1786 - Ireland
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Page 205 - Phoenicians, that is from the left to the right, and from the right to the left alternately, as is evinced from the infcriptions at New-Grange and from feveral MSS.
Page 128 - I dare boldly eay, that never any particular person, either before or since, did build any stone or brick house for his private habitation, but such as have lately obtained estates, according to the course of the law of England. Neither did any of them in all this time plant any gardens or orchards, inclose or improve their lands, live together in settled villages or towns: nor make any provision for posterity...
Page 291 - On St. Bridget's Eve every farmer's wife in Ireland makes a cake, called Bairinbreac ; the neighbours are invited, the madder of ale and the pipe go round, and the evening concludes with mirth and festivity.
Page 276 - ... this reprefentation of that planet. To fuch a pitch is this fuperftitious ceremony carried, I have known in the county of Waterford a ball to have coft a poor peafant two guineas. The old Irifh name of the year, is Bealaine, now corrupted into Bliadhain, ie the circle of Belus, or of the Sun.
Page 452 - Rofponte bord." Sir James Ware mentions bifhop Cantwell's rebuilding the great bridge of Kilkenny, thrown down by an inundation about the year 1447 ; it alfo appears that St.
Page 88 - Breighoon, so they call this kind of lawyer, sitteth him down on a bank, the lords and gentlemen at variance round about him, and then they proceed. They honour devout friars and pilgrims, suffer them to pass quietly, spare them and their mansions, whatsoever outrage they show to the country beside them.
Page 284 - Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Page 481 - In June 1614, I bargained with Sir Walter Butler for to make a tomb for the Earl of Ormond, and to set it up in Ireland; for the which I had well paid me 100/. in hand, and 300/. when the work was set up at Kilkenny in Ireland.