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 used to place him that shall be their captain upon a stone always reserved for 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 captain's foot, whereon he, standing, received an oath to preserve all the ancient former customs of the country inviolable...
Página 194 - ... Munster wars, dying, was interred in the Franciscan Friary of Galway with his ancestors. In 1630 Roderic O'Flaherty, the author of the Ogygia, was born on the land that had once belonged to his ancestors; he dedicated the first part of his work to the Duke of York, afterwards James the Second, but poverty prevented its continuation. In this volume 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,...
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 63 - About six hundred churches still retain it. SEPTEMBER 30. S. Jerome, AD 420. S. Jerome is allowed to have been in many respects the most learned of the Latin Fathers, and is considered a Doctor of the Church from his illustrations of the Scriptures; he was born at Stridonium, now Sdrigni, a small town upon the confines of Pannonia, Dalmatia, and Italy, near Aquileia. He...
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.
Página 408 - Felim plead his own suit, and expose the injustice of the grasping family opposed to him, that the King wrote to Maurice Fitz-Gerald, then Lord Justice, and with a floridness of style, caught, as it would seem, from his new Irish associates, desired that he would ' pluck up by the root, that fruitless sycamore De Burgh, which Hubert, Earl of Kent, in the insolence of his power, had planted in those parts, and not permit it to bud forth any longer.
Página 129 - Insula dives opum, gemmarum, vestis et auri, Commoda corporibus, aere, sole, solo ; Melle fluit, pulchris et lacteis Scotia campis, Vestibus atque armis, frugibus, arte, viris. Ursorum rabies nulla est ibi seeva, leonum Semina nee unquam Scotica terra tulit.

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