The Midland Septs and the Pale: An Account of the Early Septs and Later Settlers of the King's County and of Life in the English Pale

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Sealy, Bryers, and Walker, 1908 - Ireland - 311 pages

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Page 279 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 277 - I have heard some great warriors say, that, in all the services which they had seen abroad in foreign countries, they never saw a more comely horseman than the Irish man, nor that cometh on more bravely in his charge...
Page 44 - tis sweeter to bleed for an age at thy shrine Than to sleep but a moment in chains. Forget not our wounded companions, who stood § In the day of distress by our side ; While the moss of the valley grew red with their blood, They stirred not, but conquered and died.
Page 267 - English had learned it, they used it with more insolence, and made it more intolerable; for this oppression was not temporary, or limited either to place or time; but because there was every where a continual war, either offensive or defensive, and every lord of a country and every marcher made war and peace at his pleasure, it became universal and perpetual; and was indeed the most heavy oppression that ever was used in any Christian or heathen kingdom.
Page 280 - ... they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves; they did eat...
Page 218 - Essex, and after mentioning his " fern table, and fern forms, spread under the stately canopy of heaven," he notices what constitutes the real power of every monarch, the love, namely, and allegiance of his subjects. " His guards, for the most part, were beardless boys without shirts; who in the frost wade as familiarly through rivers as water-spaniels. With what charm such a master makes them love him, I know not ; but if he bid come, they come ; if go, they do go ; if he say do this, they do it.
Page 228 - ... into all the west parts of the world ; the long inlets of many navigable rivers and so many great lakes and fresh ponds within the land, as the like are not to be seen in any part of Europe ; the rich fishings and wild-fowl of all kinds ; and lastly, the bodies and minds of the people endued with extraordinary abilities of nature.
Page 275 - White as the snow, or as the foam of the wave, was her side ; long was it, slender, and as soft as silk. Smooth and white were her thighs ; her knees^ were round and firm and white ; her ankles were as straight as the rule of a carpenter.
Page 220 - 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 colored green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 116 - Parliament, and such causes, considerations, and Acts affirmed by the King and his Council to be good and expedient...

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