THE CROMWLLIAN SETTLEMENT OF IRELAND

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Page 70 - 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 33 - And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Page 177 - ... where they saw a smoke; it was so rare to see either smoke by day or fire or candle by night.
Page 22 - When a learned man dies," said the Master of the Temple, in his speech at the grave of the great jurisconsult, John Selden, in 1654, in the Temple Church — " when a learned man dies, much learning dies with him ;" adding, " If learning could have kept a man alive, our brother had not died."— Wood's "Athenae Oxonienses,
Page 177 - About the years 1652 and 1653," says Colonel Lawrence, in his Interests of Ireland, " the plague and famine had so swept away whole counties, that a man might travel twenty or thirty miles and not see a living creature, either man, or beast, or bird, — they being all dead, or had quitted those desolate places.
Page 34 - Those healthful sports that graced the peaceful scene. Lived in each look, and brightened all the green; These, far departing, seek a kinder shore, And rural mirth and manners are no more.
Page 95 - Spenser, who by his writings touching the reduction of the Irish to civility brought on him the odium of that nation, and for those works and his other good services Queen Elizabeth conferred on him that estate which the said William Spenser now claims.
Page 182 - Wherein it is great wonder to see the odds which is between the zeal of Popish priests and the ministers of the gospel ; for they spare not to come out of Spain, from Rome, and from Rheims, by long toil and dangerous travelling hither, where they know peril of death awaiteth them, and no reward of riches is to be found, only to draw the people unto the Church of Rome...
Page 33 - Great care and art was also exerted by the nurses ; for as they never swathed the infants, their limbs had a freer turn, and their countenances a more liberal air ; besides, they used them to any sort of meat, to have no terrors in the dark, nor to be afraid of being alone, and to leave all ill-humour and unmanly crying.
Page 36 - Institutions, and a few other parings of these two faculties. I have seen them where they kept school, ten in some one chamber, grovelling upon couches of straw, their books at their noses, themselves lying flat prostrate, and so to chant out their lessons by piecemeal...

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