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COLLECTION

OF

TRACTS AND TREATISES

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

NATURAL HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES,

AND THE

Political and Social State

IRE L AND,

AT VARIOUS PERIODS PRIOR TO THE PRESENT CENTURY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. I.
Treatises by Boate, WARE, Spenser, and Davis,

With an Index.

DUBLIN:

REPRINTED BY
ALEX. THOM & SONS, ABBEY-STREET.

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A TABLE

OF THE

PRINCIPAL HEADS CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK.

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CHAPTER I.
Of the situation, shape, and greatness of Ireland : its divisions into
Provinces and Counties : of the English Pale: the principall Townes
of that Nation,

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CHAPTER III. Of the lesser Havens, and the barred Havens of Ireland, also of the Roads and Anchor-places upon the Coast, and in the little Ilands near the coast,

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CHAPTER IV. Quality and fashion of the Irish Coast or Shoares; Item, a brief description of the principall Promontories or Heads of Ireland,

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CHAPTER V.
Of the Sands or Grounds, Blind-Rocks, and other Rocks in the
Irish Sea,

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CHAPTER VI. Of the Nature of the Irish Sea, and of the Tides which goe in the same,

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CHAPTER VII. Of the Springs and Fountaines; Item of the Brooks and Rivelets of Ireland,

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