The Life and Times of Aodh O'Neill, Prince of Ulster, Called by the English, Hugh, Earl of Tyrone: With Some Account of His Predecessors, Con, Shane and Tirlough

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J. Duffy, 1845 - Ireland - 252 pages

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Page 65 - The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline...
Page 182 - ... to the destruction of Jerusalem, and that nation, for their idolatry: and then making direct application to his own country, in relation to its connivance at Popery, in these impressive words* " From this year will I reckon the sin of Ireland, that those, whom you now embrace, shall be your ruin, and you shall bear their iniquity.
Page 224 - 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 79 - ... of the countrey inviolable, and to deliver up the succession peaceably to his Tanist, and then hath a wand delivered unto him by some whose proper office that is ; after which, descending from the stone, he turneth himself round, thrice forwards and thrice backwards. " Eudox. But how is the Tanist chosen ? " Iren. They say he setteth but one foot upon the stone, and receiveth the like oath that the captaine did.
Page 182 - And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days : I have appointed thee each day for a year.
Page 239 - O'Donnell, and many others of his intimate friends. They embarked on the Festival of the Holy Cross, in autumn. This was a distinguished company ; and it is certain that the sea has not borne and the wind has not wafted in modern times a number of persons in one ship more eminent, illustrious, or noble, in point of genealogy, heroic deeds, valour, feats of arms, and brave achievements, than they. Would that God had but permitted them...
Page 181 - ... foreign or inward practices : nor that I think it fit that any principal magistrates should he chosen without taking the oath of obedience, nor tolerated in absenting themselves from publick divine service : but that we may be advised how we do punish in their bodies or goods any such only for religion, as do profess to be faithful subjects to her majesty, and against whom the contrary cannot be proved13.
Page 18 - In performing homage, his head was uncovered, his belt ungirt, his sword and spurs removed ; he placed his hands, kneeling, between those of the lord and promised to become his man from thenceforward ; to serve him with life and limb and worldly honour, faithfully and loyally, in consideration of the lands which he held under him.
Page 52 - Realm (as in troth it is), easy it is for your Majesty to conjecture in what case, the rest is, where little or no Reformation, either of Religion or Manners, hath yet been planted and continued among them. Yea ; so profane and heathenish are some parts of this your country become, as it hath been preached publicly before me that the sacrament of Baptism is not used among them, and truly I believe it.
Page xii - When Irishmen consent to let the past become indeed History, not party politics, and begin to learn from it the lessons of mutual respect and tolerance, instead of endless bitterness and enmity ; then, at last, this distracted land shall see the dawn of hope and peace, and begin to renew her youth and rear her head amongst the proudest of the nations.

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