Ancient Ireland: Her Milesian Chiefs, Her Kings and Princes. Her Great Men. Her Struggles for Liberty. Her Apostle St. Patrick. Her Religion

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J. Mullany, 1855 - 324 pagine

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Pagina 49 - Ah ! why will Kings forget that they are Men ? And Men that they are brethren ? Why delight In human sacrifice ? Why burst the ties Of Nature, that should knit their souls together In one soft bond of amity and love...
Pagina 9 - Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Pagina 184 - ... although there should none of them fall by the sword nor be slain by the soldier : yet thus being kept from manurance and their cattle from running abroad, by this hard restraint they would quickly consume themselves, and devour one another.
Pagina 76 - God. I wish that all honest hearts may give the glory of this to God alone, to whom indeed the praise of this mercy belongs.
Pagina 79 - ... neither the Israelites were more cruelly persecuted by Pharaoh, nor the innocent infants by Herod, nor the Christians by Nero, or any of the other pagan tyrants, than were the Roman catholics of Ireland, at that fatal juncture...
Pagina xxiv - It is really astonishing of what various and comprehensive powers this neglected language is possessed. In the pathetic, it breathes the most beautiful and afFecting simplicity; and in the bolder species of composition, it is distinguished by a force of expression, a sublime dignity, and rapid energy, which it is scarcely possible for any translation fully to convey; as it sometimes fills the mind with ideas altogether new, and which, perhaps, no modern language is entirely prepared to express. One...
Pagina 161 - Hic mihi quisquam mansuetudinem et misericordiam nominat? lampridem equidem nos vera vocabula rerum amisimus: quia bona aliena largiri liberalitas, malarum rerum audacia fortitudo vocatur, eo res publica in extremo sita est.
Pagina 24 - The Irish is a language completely sweet, In aid of which no foreign e'er did meet ; A copious, free, keen and extending voice, And mellifluent, brief; for mirth most choice. Although the Hebrew language be the first, And that, for learning, Latin be the best, Yet still, from them, the Irish ne'er was found One word to borrow, to make its proper sound.
Pagina 2 - Unless the fixed decrees of fate give way, The Scots shall govern and the sceptre sway, Where'er this stone they find, and its dread sound obey.
Pagina 40 - Multum in longitudinem et latitudinem patet. Hominibus inter se nulli fines ; neque enim agrum exercent : nee domus illis ulla, aut tectum, aut sedes est , armenta et pecora semper pascentibus , et per incultas solitudines errare solitis. Uxores liberosque secum in plaustris vehunt , quibus , coriis imbrium hiemisque causa tectis, pro domibus utuntur.

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