The History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to the Year 1245, when the Annals of Boyle, which are Adopted and Embodied as the Running Text Authority, Terminate: with a Brief Essay on the Native Annalists, and Other Sources for Illustrating Ireland, and Full Statistical and Historical Notices of the Barony of Boyle, Volumen2

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Página 4 - They use to place him that shall be their captaine upon a stone, always reserved to that purpose, and placed commonly upon a hill. In some of which I have seen formed and engraven a foot, which they say was the measure of their first captaine's foot...
Página 4 - ... inviolable, and to deliver up the succession peaceably to his Tanist, and then hath a wand delivered unto him...
Página 194 - O'Flaherty takes occasion to introduce a melancholy picture of his own fortunes : " Being deprived of my father," he says, " at two months old, I became, by the laws of my country, a ward to the king, and, according to the custom of the kingdom, paid money for his protection ; but, before the law allowed me to take possession of my inheritance, I lost my guardian, by the murder of my king, when I was nineteen years old, and the royal heir, six months younger than myself, was forced to seek his bread...
Página 80 - ... most of his brethren, and saw the absolute necessity of the whole nation uniting as one man for their defence ; for which reason he laboured so hard with this congregation of the clergy, that he .got them at last to enter into a superficial union, for burying all that was past in oblivion, to declare that no security for life, fortune, or religion, could be expected from Cromwell, to express their detestation of all animosities between the old Irish, English, or Scots royalists, and their resolution...
Página 58 - Nial," says a learned writer, " did he venture to invade the coasts of Gaul, but, allured by the prospect of plunder, which the state of the province, then falling fast into dismemberment, held forth, forced his way to the foot of the Alps, and was there killed, it is said, by a flash of lightning; leaving the throne of Ireland to be filled henceforth by a line of Christian kings.
Página 68 - Heath and Brefny, sojourned here for a short time, and soon afterwards, on the English invasion, a castle was erected in Adare, of which John de Verdon having obtained a royal grant, early in the reign of Edward the First, he endowed, in the town, Leinster against King Leogaire, in which he was taken prisoner, but then released, on his swearing by the sun and a friary of the order of the Holy Trinity for the redemption of Christian captives. In the time of Edward the Second, Adare was incorporated,...
Página 61 - Magi, and earnestly inquiring by whom, or for what purpose, it was displayed, those priests are recorded to have made the memorable reply: " This fire, which has been kindled in our presence, before the flame was lit up in your palace, unless extinguished this very night, shall never be extinguished more; yea, it will triumph over all the fires of our ancient rites, and he, who lights it, shall scatter your kingdom.
Página 57 - ... in the language of Moore, "a youth, then in his sixteenth year, whom Providence had destined to be the author of a great revolution in Ireland, and whom the land, to which he was then borne a stranger and a slave, has now, for fourteen hundred years, commemorated as its Christian Apostle.

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