The Plantation of Ireland: Or a Review of the Origin and History of Her Earlier Colonial Settlements

Archer and Sons, 1865 - 78 Seiten

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Seite 28 - ... by the foot with a string, to save them from rolling into the water. They feed their horses and their other beasts upon fish, which abound in the lake to such a degree that a man has only to open his trap-door and to let down a basket by a rope into the water, and then to wait a very short time, when he draws it up quite full of them.
Seite 28 - Orbelus, and every man drives in three for each wife that he marries. Now the men have all many wives apiece; and this is the way in which they live. Each has his own hut, wherein he dwells, upon one of the platforms, and each has also a trap-door giving access to the lake beneath...
Seite 25 - Phoczans were the first of the Greeks who performed long voyages, and it was they who made the Greeks acquainted with the Adriatic and with Tyrrhenia, with Iberia, and the city of Tartessus.
Seite 59 - ... surname, either of his trade and faculty, or of some quality of his body or minde, or of the place where he dwelt, so as every one should be distinguished from the other, or from the most part, whereby they shall not onely not depend upon the head of their sept, as now they do, but also in time learne quite to forget his Irish nation. And...
Seite 42 - ... among the Celts. Now the Celts had an unvarying tradition that they came from the east;' and it is a fact, concerning which there can be no question, that one of the main divisions of the Celtic people has always borne the name of Cymry as its special national...
Seite 67 - By force of potent spells and wicked magic, And conjurations horrible to hear, Could set the ministers of hell at work, And raise a slaughter'*! army from the earth, And make them live, and breathe, and fight again.
Seite 12 - ... with the Ural as an island; on the east, it was surrounded by the Altai and the Chinese Himalaya; on the south by the chain of the Paropamisus, extending from Asia Minor to Eastern Asia ; and on the west by the Caucasus and Ararat. We have, therefore, a primeval country, containing on an average 11 degrees of latitude and 40 degrees of longitude. In this garden of delight, (Eden,) with its four streams, the Euphrates and Tigris on the west, the Oxus and Jaxartes on the east, mankind spent its...
Seite 28 - At the first, the piles which bear up the platforms were fixed in their places by the whole body of the citizens, but since that time the custom which has prevailed about fixing them is this : — they are brought from a hill called Orbelus, and every man drives in three for each wife that he marries.
Seite 67 - And hospitably lodg'd them from the cold. But when they saw their necromantic art, How they had fiends and spectres at command, And from the tombs could call the stalking ghosts, And mutter words, and summon hideous forms From hell, and from the bottom of the deep...
Seite 71 - ... independent states into one general interest by national conventions. In this state of things, a robust frame of body, a vehemence of passion, an elevated imagination were the characteristics of the people. Noble instances of valor, generous effusions of benevolence, ardent resentment, desperate and vindictive outrages abound in their annals.

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