Rambles in the South of Ireland During the Year 1838, Volume 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1839 - Ireland

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Page 26 - There is a stone there, that whoever kisses, Oh! he never misses to grow eloquent. 'Tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber, Or become a member of parliament: A clever spouter he'll sure turn out, or An out-and-outer, "to be let alone," Don't hope to hinder him, or to bewilder him; Sure he's a pilgrim from the Blarney stone!
Page 142 - Bright her locks of beauty grew, Curling fair and sweetly flowing, And her eyes of smiling blue, Oh how soft — how heavenly glowing ! Ah ! poor plundered heart of pain, When wilt thou have an end of mourning ? This long, long year I look in vain To see my only hope returning.
Page 214 - OH ! haste and leave this sacred isle, Unholy bark, ere morning smile ; For on thy deck, though dark it be. A female form I see ; And I have sworn this sainted sod Shall ne'er by woman's feet be trod.
Page 293 - Towne, there was a mighty concourse of people, insomuch, as all the streets, doores, and windowes, yea the very gutters and tops of the houses were so filled with them...
Page 190 - knew the old Countess of Desmond of Inchiquin in Munster, who lived in the year 1589 and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all Earls of Desmond since then ; and that this is true all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Page 214 - Thy morn and evening prayer ; Nor mine the feet, oh ! holy Saint, The brightness of thy sod to taint.
Page 140 - was brought by the Tuatha de Denains into Ireland, and wan used at the coronation of their kings. It is pretended that during the ceremony an astonishing noise or groan issued from it. This wonderful stone was lent by a king of Ireland to Feargus, King of Albania in Scotland, in order to render the ceremony of his inauguration more solemn : unfortunately it never returned to Ireland. Keneth had it placed in a wooden chair, in which the kings of Scotland sat at the time of their coronation in the...
Page 293 - Earle went to church to hcare divine service ; and all the way his couutrey people used loud and rude dehortations to keep him from church, unto which he lent a deafe eare ; but after service and the sermon was ended, the Earle...
Page 293 - ... as little in effect followed or regarded as any other private Gentleman : This true relation I the rather make, that all men may...

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