The History of Ireland: From the Earliest Authentic Accounts, to the Year 1171: Since which Period it Has Been Annexed to the Crown of England. With a Preliminary Dissertation on the Antient & Present State & Condition of that Kingdom, Volume 1

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J. Williams, 1770

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Page 54 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 137 - The house of an Irish peasant is the cave of poverty ; within, you see a pot and a little straw ; without, a heap of children tumbling on the dunghill. Their fields and gardens are a lively counterpart of Solomon's description in the Proverbs ; " I went,
Page 71 - I have caufed divers of them to be tranflated unto me, that I might underftand them, and furely they favoured of fweet wit and good invention, but fkilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they fprinkled with fome pretty flowers of their...
Page 33 - As one side of this lake consists of the above-mentioned range of formidable hills, so the opposite side is adorned with a level and beautiful country, with the town of Killarney, and the habitations and improvements of several gentlemen, at different distances. But before I describe these, it will be necessary to mention somewhat of the several islands, which lie beau* tifully scattered over the lake ; as also of the surprizing echoes that it affords.
Page 44 - ... and employment who fpend their incomes in England. And then it will evidently appear, that if England does not gain by Ireland alone, half as much yearly as it does by all the world befide, as many people...
Page ix - ... of our own country, and a vicious prejudice against others ; yet the same study will create in us a preference of affection to our own country. There is a story told of Abgarus.
Page 41 - Parliament ; and as tho' no other commerce could employ them, and wealth was to be derived to them from no other — perhaps becaufe it is prohibited — they run their wool to the enemies of England ; and by that means have enabled them to underfell F a us, us, and to take the market for the woollen trade in a great meafure out of our hands. Tho...
Page 75 - Apollo ; that god, for the space of nineteen years, ' used to come and converse with them ; and, which is more remarkable, they could (as ' if they had the use of telescopes) show the moon very near them, and discover therein ' mountains, &c. They had a large grove and temple of a round form, to which the ' priests frequently resorted with their harps, to chaunt the praises of Apollo, their 'great deity.
Page xiv - Danes, in their frequent ravages and invasions of Ireland, during the ninth and tenth centuries, burnt all the books and monuments of antiquity that fell in their way.
Page 93 - Take, therefore, upon you in a lucky hour, the government of this people, and exercise this power, given you hereby with all freedom and security.

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