Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills, Volume 1, Part 2

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Page 441 - Henry's deputy; I am his foe; I have more mind to conquer than to govern, to meet him in the field than to serve him in office.
Page 406 - EJward, by his knowledge of languages and other courtly accomplishments, that the king pronounced him to be the "goodliest knight he had ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Europe;" adding that, " if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in John, earl of Ormond...
Page 462 - Ireland the Catholic faith is overcome ;' therefore, for the glory of the mother Church, the honour of St. Peter, and your own secureness, suppress heresy and his holiness's enemies...
Page 416 - That fires the length of Ophiucus huge In the Arctic sky, and from his horrid train Shakes pestilence and war."— Milton. AMONG other great results which have marked the history of Halley's comet, it has itself been a criterion of the existing state of the mathematical and astronomical sciences. We have just seen how far the knowledge of the great laws of physical astronomy...
Page 462 - Lazerianus, an Irish archbishop of Cashel. It saith, that the church of Rome shall surely fall when the Catholic faith is once overthrown in Ireland.
Page 496 - He died in 1614, in the 82d year of his age, and was buried in the choir of St Canice's church, Kilkenny.
Page 285 - The custom of that age warrants us to affirm the contrary, and to assert that the eldest son (especially) assumed for his surname the Christian name of his father, with the addition of Fitz, &c., of which many instances occur in this very family; and this continued in use till surnames began to be fixed about the time of king Edward I."* We do not consider the question material to be settled here, and quote so far for the sake of the incidental matter. On the revolt of a Welsh prince, Fitz- WT alter...
Page 389 - ... court, through the friendship of the earl of Ormonde, so effectively as to obtain, in 1444, a patent for the government of the counties of Limerick, Waterford, Cork, and Kerry, f with a licence, on the ground of this duty, to absent himself during life from all parliaments, sending a sufficient proxy ; and to purchase any lands he pleased, by what service soever they were holden of the king.J He married a daughter of Ulick de Burgo (Mac William Eighter), by whom he left two sons and two daughters,...
Page 302 - might have urged him still to persevere ;" Roderic showing a sagacity, as clear as his protracted resistance with inadequate materials had shown a heroism, wisely and considerately resolved to preserve his province from ravage, by a dignified submission on a most favourable treaty. With this view he sent Lawrence, whose instrumentality of itself carries with it approbation, to negotiate with Henry. A council was summoned by Henry to meet Lawrence, with the archbishop of Tuam and the abbot of St...
Page 282 - ... called from the diocese of Arras in Flanders). The chapel of St. Michael's, formerly attached to the cathedral, was built by Donat, who also built the chapel of St. Nicholas, on the north side of the cathedral, together with the transept and nave. The choir, the steeple, and two chapels, the one dedicated to St. Edmund, king and martyr, and to St. Mary the White, and the other to St. Laud...

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