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Seite 216 - IMPRINTED AT LONDON by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.
Seite 121 - The stakes of these are generally of oak, mostly young trees, from four to nine inches broad, usually in a single row, but sometimes in double, and in a few instances in treble. The portions of these stakes remaining in the ground generally bear the marks of the hatchet by which they were felled. Several feet of these piles must have originally projected above the water, and were probably interlaced with horizontal branches, so as to form a screen or breastwork. " The surface within the staked enclosure...
Seite 117 - The original is an enclosure, nearly circular, 114 feet in diameter from out to out, and in the clear 88 feet from east to west, and 87 from north to south. The stones are put together without any description of mortar or cement; the wall is 13 feet thick at the bottom, and 5 feet 2 inches broad at top at the highest part, where some of the old coping-stones still remain, and which is there 1 7 feet 6 inches high upon the inside.
Seite 103 - The rarity of flint must have rendered these weapons very valuable in other districts. If an ordinary oblong flint nodule be broken across in the middle, the fracture is conchoidal or shell-shaped, and if one of the portions of that flint were set on end, the artist could chip off with a hammer, or with a chisel and mallet, a number of fine flakes, running the length of the sides of the mass ; more or less thin and long, or broad and thick, according to the natural purity of the flint, and perhaps...
Seite 15 - ... imaginable, and not much unlike the vulgar Irish. They talk to him of the best fruits their country doth afford, telling him that he might have eaten of them as much as he would. They put him in mind of the love his family had for him, and his reputation...
Seite 119 - The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from 6 to 8 feet in height ; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly 16 feet below the present surface.
Seite 121 - Monaghan, during the workings of the Commission for the Arterial Drainage and Inland Navigation of Ireland, amounting altogether to about forty-six ; viz. twenty in Leitrim, twelve in Roscommon, two in Cavan, six in Monaghan, and one in each of the counties of Limerick, Meath, Westmeath, Down, King's County, and Tyrone, including those not discovered by the officers of the Board of Works. No doubt others have been noticed in their several localities, although not yet described ; and as the general...
Seite 46 - For yon knight thro* his doughty deed, And thro' Ins outrageous manheed, Has felled in a little tide Three men of meikle might and pride ; And stonied all our men so That after him dare no man go. And turns so many times his steed, It seems of us he has no dread. And sickerly in all my time I never heard in song or rhyme Tell of a man that so smartly Atchered so great chevalry.
Seite 108 - ... or stricken by fairy or elfin darts ; and he forthwith proceeds to feel the animal all over ; and, by some legerdemain, contrives to find in its skin one or more poisonous weapons, which, with some coins, are then placed in the water which is given it to drink ; and so a cure is said to be effected.