History of the Rise and Progress of Belfast: And Annals of the County Antrim ...

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Hodgson, 1846 - 184 pages

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Page 119 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 119 - ... days' past, and having eaten all from the feet upward, to the bare bones, roasting it continually by a slow fire, were now come to the eating of her said entrails, in like sort roasted, yet not divided from the body, being as yet raw.
Page 119 - Corn, and using all means to famish them, let me, by two or three examples, shew the miserable estate to which the Rebels were thereby brought. Sir Arthur Chichester, Sir Richard Moryson, and the other commanders of the forces sent against Brian Mac Art...
Page 119 - Sir Arthur Chichester, sir Richard Moryson, and the other commanders of the forces sent against Brian Mac Art aforesaid, in their return homeward, saw a most horrible spectacle of three children (whereof the eldest was not above ten years old), all eating and gnawing with their teeth the entrails of their dead mother, upon whose flesh they had fed twenty days past, and having eaten all from the feet upward to the bare bones, roasting it continually by a slow fire...
Page 157 - The weather-beaten walls retain, the moralist may find a pleasing object of contemplation — the painter a glowing subject for his pencil: but here, where the ruin is not sufficiently old for this — where time has not wrought the fall — where the white walls, stained occasionally by the dark smokewreaths, alone meet the eye — one cannot but deplore the untimely ruin of the noble and venerable palace. Some slips of ivy have been planted about it; but as yet the cultivated spots around render...
Page 95 - Stonyford, &c. &c. ; and the people of all ranks have, for their stations, high ideas of domestic comfort. The neatness of the cottages, and the good taste displayed in many of the farms, are little, if at all, inferior to aught that we find in England ; and the tourist who visits Lough Neagh, passing through Ballinderry, will consider it to have been justly designated
Page 90 - ... factory and commercial building as previously by residence, glade and garden. To Mr and Mrs Hall it was something new to perceive rising above the houses, numerous tall and thin chimneys, indicative of industry, occupation, commerce and prosperity . . . and full employment. The pleasant and cheery impression we received was increased as we trod the streets; there was so much bustle; such an 'aspect...
Page 179 - Elizabeth, 1564, a return was made that the prior and all his monks were dead.* This priory was granted to Langford, and Sir Roger Langford was seized of it in the year 1639.* The grange of Muckamore is named in the visitation book of the diocess of Connor.
Page 95 - The multitude of pretty little villages scattered over the landscape, each announcing itself by the tapering spire of a church, would almost beguile the traveller into believing that he is passing through a rural district in one of the midland counties of England*.
Page 119 - Now because I have often made mention formerly of our destroying the rebels' corn, and using all means to famish them, let me by one or two examples show the miserable estate to which the rebels were thereby brought.

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