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Seite 23 - ... 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.
Seite 124 - ... feet 6 inches high upon the inside. It has one square doorway in the ssw side, 5 feet 9 inches high, with sloping sides, 4 feet 2 inches wide at top, and 5 feet at bottom. In the substance of this massive wall,- and opening inwards, are two small chambers; the one on the west side is 12 feet long, 4 feet 7 inches wide, and 6 feet 6 inches high; the northern chamber is 7 feet 4 inches long, 4 feet 9 inches wide, and 7 feet high. They formed a part of the original plan, and were not, like other...
Seite 234 - Meath, went with a strong force of foreigners, and plundered the Ui-Neill from the Sionainn (the Shannon) to the sea; " and he plundered the island of Loch Gabhor, and afterwards burned it, so that it was level with the ground.
Seite 313 - wear thin, woollen clothes, mostly black, because the sheep of Ireland are in general of that colour; the dress itself is of a barbarous fashion; they wear cappuces, which spread over their shoulders, and reach down to the elbow. These upper coverings are made of fabrics of different textures, with others of divers colours stitched on them in stripes. Under these they wear woollen fallings (phalinges) instead of the pallium, and large loose breeches and stockings in one piece, and generally dyed...
Seite 642 - See Proceedings, vol. v., p. 475 ; see likewise Dr. F. Keller's illuminations and fac-similes from Irish MS. in Switzerland; translated in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, vol. viii., p. 224. Respecting the uses of these articles — which have as yet been found only in Ireland — we are still in the dark ; the most probable conjecture is, that they were portions of shields. Among the other miscellaneous articles, illustrative of native art, may be specified the following: — Figure 534 is drawn...