The Irish Historical Library: Pointing at Most of the Authors and Records in Print Or Manuscript, which May be Serviceable to the Compilers of a General History of Ireland

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A. Rhames, 1724 - Ireland - 246 pages
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Page 224 - JBritains, (Welsh) without question, as appears, not only by the name of them in Latin and Irish, but by the names of the mountains and rivers in the Lowlands of Scotland, where they inhabited. And there, probably, they are yet, (though their language be lost) intermixed with Scots, Strathclyde Britons, old Saxons, Danes, and Normans.
Page 228 - I know of, amongst all the writings they have published about the history and origin of their 'nation, that maintain they were possessed of England and Wales. And yet) whoever takes notice of a great many of the names of the rivers and mountains...
Page 229 - Gwydhelians have formerly lived all over the kingdom, and that our ancestors had forced the greatest part of them to retire to the north, and to Ireland, in the very same manner as the Romans afterwards subdued us, and as the barbarians of Germany and Denmark, upon the downfal of the Roman power, have driven us one age after another, to our present limits.
Page 223 - ... Wales. And fourthly, that the said Gwydhelians of England and Wales were inhabitants of Gaul before they came into this island. Having been so bold, I say, as to write such novelties, and yet at the same time to acknowledge that I have no written authority for them, I am obliged to produce what reasons I have ; and that, as the extent of this letter requires, in as few words as may be. " I have already proved at large, in the first and second sections of this book, that our language agrees with...
Page 180 - ... the world by his relation, either by perverting matters of fact, and representing them in improper colours, or by fancies and inventions of his own, was solemnly degraded from the honour of sitting in that assembly, and was dismissed with a mark of infamy upon him ; his works likewise were destroyed, as unworthy of credit, and were not to be admitted into the archives, or received among the records of the kingdom. Nor was this expulsion the whole of his punishment, for he was liable to a fine,...
Page 189 - ... down the traditions he had received from his ancestors, that concerned the antiquities of the kingdom: but the name of this person was Tuam, the son of Carril, if we believe some antiquaries ; or, if we give credit to others, Roanus, that is, Caoilte Mac Ronain, who was above three hundred years old, and informed...
Page 12 - I say it, the work is excellent in its kind, as not only full of truth and certainty, but written with much judgment, order, and exactness...
Page 119 - Race ; and ending with his present Majesty K. James the 3rd of England and Ireland, and of Scotland the 8th. By Mathew Kennedy, Doctor of Laws, Master of the High Court of Chancery, and Judge of the Admiralty of all Ireland.
Page 228 - Guidhelians were Britons, and that Nennius and others wrote many ages since an unquestionable truth, when they asserted the Scottish nations coming out of Spain. The next thing I have to make out is, that that part of them called Guidhelians have once dwelt in England and Wales.
Page 56 - MS. written by the Earl of Clarendon, happening to fall into his hands, he has very unartfully blended it with his own rough and unpolished heap of matter ; so that his book looks like a curious embroidery, sowed with coarse thread upon a piece of sackcloth.

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