A Tour Round Ireland, Through the Sea-coast Counties, in the Autumn of 1835

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J. Murray, 1836 - 417 pages

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Page 119 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more...
Page 206 - How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
Page 27 - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
Page 347 - Pennant's Tour. The C. seems to be identical with the Irish caiiine, generally written and pronounced keen, a dirge for the dead, " according to certain loud and mournful notes and verses," wherein the pedigree, property, the good and great deeds of the deceased, and the manner of his death are recounted, in order to excite sorrow or revenge in the hearers, and to show them the loss they have sustained.
Page 362 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 284 - I never yet saw in Ireland a spot of earth two feet wide that had not in it something to displease. I think I once waa in your county, Tipperary, which is like the rest of the whole kingdom, — a bare face of nature, without houses or plantations ; filthy cabins, miserable, tattered, half-starved creatures, scarce in human shape ; one insolent, ignorant oppressive squire to be found in twenty miles...
Page 20 - He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity...
Page 292 - These mortices were rudely cut, or rather bruised, with some kind of blunt instrument; and there seemed to be little doubt that a stone chisel, found on the floor of the house, was the identical tool with which the mortices were made. Captain Mudge says, ' By comparing the chisel with the cuts and marks of the tool used in forming the mortices and grooves, I found it to correspond exactly with them, even to the slight curved surface of the chisel.
Page 6 - The difference, sure, is this : — the inside car has the wheels outside, and the outside car the wheels inside." ' After this luminous exposition, I thought it best to see them, and made choice of an outside one, which I will endeavour, by the double aid of pen and pencil, to make you comprehend, that you may know what sort of thing the usual machine of the country is, for the conveyance of passengers.
Page 363 - meeting of the waters," as the Irish are pleased to call the confluence of two little streams, pompously or poetically as you may please to decide, I think more has been made of it than either the waters or their meeting deserve. There are, in fact, two places in the valley where two streams meet, one towards the lower end, where the scenery is rich and beautiful ; the other, which I was assured to be the " riglar " meeting, was higher up the vale ; and, I confess, on arriving at it I was disappointed,...

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