An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century, 1608-1620

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M'Caw, Stevenson & Orr, 1877 - History - 622 pages
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Page 445 - From Scotland came many, and from England not a few, yet all of them generally the scum of both nations, who from debt, or breaking or fleeing from justice, or seeking shelter, came hither, hoping to be without fear of man's justice, in a land where there was nothing, or but little as yet, of the fear of God.
Page 39 - To take him in the observation of his letters and writings, which should best set him off, for such as have fallen into my hands, I never yet saw a style...
Page 13 - Erin had power to give even the milk of his cow, nor as much as the clutch of eggs of one hen in succour or in kindness to an aged man, or to a friend, but was forced to preserve them for the foreign steward or bailiff or soldier.
Page 13 - Let Erin remember the days of old, Ere her faithless sons betrayed her, When Malachi wore the collar of gold, Which he won from her proud invader...
Page 130 - Ireland ? wherein so many families may receive sustentations and fortunes, and the discharge of them also out of England and Scotland may prevent many seeds of future perturbations. So that it is as if a man were troubled for the avoidance of water from the place where he hath built his house, and afterwards should advise with himself to cast those waters and to turn them into fair pools or streams, for pleasure, provision, or use. So shall your Majesty in this work have a double commodity, in the...
Page 167 - Our geographers do not forget what entertainment the Irish of Tyrconnell gave to a map-maker about the end of the late rebellion; for, one Barkeley being appointed by the late Earl of Devonshire to draw a true and perfect map of the north part of Ulster (the old map of Tyrconnell being false and defective), when he came into Tyrconnell the inhabitants took off his head, because they would not have their country discovered.
Page 81 - Irish, or to such persons as will not take the oath, which the said Undertakers are bound to take by the former article. And to that end a proviso shall be inserted in their letters patents.
Page 182 - M'Guire out of every part of the country. The old man, seeming to be much troubled with this demand, made answer that he had such a roll in his keeping before the war, but that...
Page 587 - Tenants do not yet plough upon the Lands, neither use Husbandrie, because I conceive they are fearful to Stock themselves with Cattle or Servants for those Labours. Neither do the Irish use Tillage, for that they...

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