Ireland Picturesque and Romantic, Volumen2

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1838
 

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Página 50 - ... you might see streets and tenements regularly set out, and houses rising as it were out of the ground (like Cadmus's colony) on a sudden, so that these dwellings became towns immediately. Yet among all this care and indefatigable industry for their families, a place of God's honour to dwell in was not forgotten or neglected, for indeed our forefathers were more pious than ourselves...
Página 261 - Forgive me, sir ; my grief is idle, but to mourn is a relief to the desolate heart and humbled spirit. I am a Mac Carty, once the possessor of that castle, now in ruins, and of this ground ; — this tree was planted by my own hands, and I have returned to water its roots with my tears. Tomorrow I sail for Spain, where I have long been an exile and an outlaw since the Revolution. I...
Página 261 - Sir ; my grief is idle, but to mourn is a relief to the desolate heart and humbled spirit. I am a M'Carty, once the possessor of that castle, now in ruins, and of this ground ; — this tree was planted by my own hands, and I have returned to water its roots with my tears. To-morrow I sail for Spain, where I have long been an exile and an outlaw since the Revolution. I am an old man, and tonight, probably for the last time, bid farewell to the place of my birth and the home of my forefathers.
Página 249 - The vast volumes of clouds which are rolled together from the Atlantic and rest on the summits of the mountains, clothe them with majesty: the different masses of light and shade traversing the lakes in succession, as the shifting bodies above float...
Página 96 - ... on their different works : that these chambers were dressed in a workmanlike manner : that pillars were left at proper intervals to support the roof. In short, it was found to be an extensive mine, wrought by a set of people at least as expert in the business as the present generation. Some remains of the tools, and even of the baskets used in the works, were discovered, but in such a decayed state, that on being touched, they immediately crumbled to pieces.
Página 50 - As likewise in the summer season (twice, sometimes thrice, every week) they were supplied from Scotland, as Donaghadee was oftener, because but three hours' sail from Portpatrick, where they bespoke provisions and necessaries to lade in, to be brought over by their own or that town's boats, whenever wind and weather served them, for there was a constant flux of passengers coming daily over...
Página 131 - This colonnade is supported on a solid base of coarse, black, irregular rock, near sixty feet thick, abounding in blebs and airholes — but though comparatively irregular, it may be evidently observed to affect a peculiar figure, tending in many places to run into regular forms, resembling the shooting of salts and many other substances during a hasty crystallisation.
Página 51 - Now the Golden peaceable age renewed, no strife, contention, querulous lawyers, or Scottish or Irish feuds, between clanns and families and sirnames, disturbing the tranquillity of those times; and the towns and temples were erected, with other great works done (even in troublesome years...
Página 50 - Hugh and for his servants that winter, his piety made some good store of provisions in those fair seasons, towards roofing and fitting the chancel of that church, for the worship of God ; and therein he needed not withdraw his own planters from working for themselves, because there were Irish Gibeonets and Garrons enough in his woods to hew and draw timber for...
Página 49 - ... with great woods to be felled and grubbed, to the discouragement or hindrance of the inhabitants; for in all those three parishes aforesaid, thirty cabins could not be found, nor any stone walls, but ruined, roofless churches, and a few vaults at Grey Abbey, and a stump of an old castle in Newtown, in each of which some gentlemen sheltered themselves at their first coming over.

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