A Collection of Tracts and Treatises Illustrative of the Natural History, Antiquities, and the Political and Social State of Ireland: At Various Periods Prior to the Present Century, Volume 1

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A. Thom, 1860 - Ireland

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Page 6 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 421 - ... they say it is the fatal destiny of that land, that no purposes whatsoever which are meant for her good, will prosper or take good effect : which, whether it proceed from the very genius of the soil or influence of the stars, or that Almighty God hath not yet appointed the time of her reformation, or that He reserveth her in this unquiet state still, for some secret scourge, which shall by her come unto England, it is hard to be known, but yet much to be feared.
Page 501 - ... under his mantle, but used commonly to keep others waking to defend their lives, and did light his candle at the flames of their houses, to lead him in the darkness : that the day was his night, and the night his day, that he loved...
Page 497 - ... for, in his getting up, his horse is still going, whereby hee gayneth way. And therefore the stirrup was called so in scorne, as it were a stay to get up, being derived of the old English word sty, which, is, to get up, or mounte.
Page 478 - ... freebooting, it is his best and surest friend ; for lying, as they often do, two or three nights together abroad to watch for their booty, with that they can prettily shroud themselves under a bush or bankside till they may conveniently do their errand...
Page 439 - ... so commodiously, as that if some princes in the world had them, they would soon hope to be lords of all the seas, and ere long of all the world...
Page 501 - ... that the day was his night, and the night his day ; that he loved...
Page 19 - Irish thereby got the opportunity to recover now this, and then that part of the land, whereby and through the degenerating of a great many, from time to time, who, joining themselves with the Irish, took upon them their wild fashions and their language, the English, in length of time, came to be so much weakened, that at last nothing remained to them of the whole kingdom worth the speaking of...
Page 487 - And the cause of this use, was for ihat they, being bred in a hot countrey, found much haire on their faces and other parts to be noyous unto them : for which cause they did cut it most away, like as contrarily all other nations, brought up in cold...
Page 534 - Irish ; and also for terror to the Irish, who are much emboldened by those foreign succours, and also put in hope of more ere long, there was no other way but to make that short end of them as was made.

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