A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities ... in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy: pt. 1] Stone, earthen, and vegetable materials. 1857. [pt. 2] Animal materials and bronze. 1861

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Page 270 - Wi' their gowd kames in their hair." An ancient Irish long rack C. is in the museum of the royal Irish academy. The sides are hog-backed, and between them are set the pectinated portions, varying in breadth from half an inch to an inch and a quarter, according to the size of the bone out of which they were cut. The whole is fastened together with brass pins riveted. By this contrivance, any damaged portion could easily be replaced.
Page 519 - ... and ornamented with gold, at his side; he had no other accoutrements of a hero besides these; he had golden hair on his head, and had a fair, ruddy countenance.
Page 528 - Ainsicen' — so called, because it was the caire or cauldron which was used to return his own proper share to each and no party ever went away from it unsatisfied; for whatever quantity was put into it there was never boiled of it but what was sufficient for the company according to their grade or rank.
Page 638 - ... when you have those singularly beautiful curves — more beautiful, perhaps, in the parts that are not seen than in those that meet the eye— whose beauty, revealed in shadow more than in form — you have a peculiar characteristic — a form of beauty which belongs to no nation but our own, and to no portion of our nation but the Keltic portion.
Page 309 - NS, p. 186. banian ; and the abbas of the Turk and most oriental people, including the Hebrews. In the twelfth century, Giraldus Cambrensis thus briefly describes the costume of the Irish : they " wear thin, woollen clothes, mostly black, because the sheep of Ireland are in general of that colour; the dress itself is of a barbarous fashion ; they wear cappuces, which spread over their shoulders, and reach down to the elbow. These upper coverings are made of fabrics of different textures, with others...
Page 319 - His noble garment was first brought to him, namely, a strong, well-formed, closeridged, defensively-furrowed, terrific, neat-bordered, new-made, and scarletred cassock of fidelity; he expertly put on that gold-bordered garment which covered him as far as from the lower part of his soft, fine, red-white neck, to the upper part of his expert, snow-white, round-knotted knee. Over that mantle he put on a full-strong, white-topped, wide-round, goldbordered, straight, and parti-coloured coat of mail, well-fitting,...
Page 326 - The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, presenting an exact geography of the Kingdom of England (etc., etc.), together with a Prospect of the most famous Parts of the World, viz.
Page 297 - The successor of king Tiernmas instituted dresses of different colors to distinguish the various different orders of the state. " Thus was the distinction made between them: one color in the clothes of slaves, two in the clothes of soldiers, three in the clothes of goodly heroes or young lords of territories, six in the clothes of ollavs or poet-historians, and seven in the clothes of kings and queens.
Page 632 - the parade and tumult of the army of the Celts terrified the Romans ; for there was amongst them an infinite number of horns and trumpets, which, with the shouts of the whole army in concert, made a clamour so terrible and loud, that every surrounding echo was awakened, and all the adjacent country seemed to join in the horrible din.
Page 320 - ... was put on him over his golden mail; he himself laid on his head a strongcased, spherical-towering, polished-shining, branch-engraved, long-enduring helmet ; he took his edged, smooth-bladed, letter-graved, destructive, sharppointed, fight-taming, sheathed, gold-guarded, and girded sword which he tied fast in haste to his side...

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