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Pagina 290 - Palaeolithic" period. II. The later or polished Stone Age; a period characterized by beautiful weapons and instruments made of flint and other kinds of stone ; in which, however, we find no trace of the knowledge of any metal, excepting gold, which seems to have been sometimes used for ornaments. This we may call the " Neolithic
Pagina ii - The Committee wish it to be distinctly understood, that they do not hold themselves responsible for the statements and opinions contained in the Papers read at the Meetings of the Society, and here printed, except so far as the 9th and 10th Amended General Rules extend.
Pagina 107 - To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it.
Pagina 456 - may imagine that it is granting too much to the Irish, to allow them lists of kings more ancient than those of any other country in modern Europe ; but the singularly compact and remote situation of that island, and its freedom from Roman conquest, and from the concussions of the fall of the Roman empire, may infer this allowance not too much; But all contended for is the list of kings, so easily preserved by the repetition of bards at high solemnities, and some grand events of history...
Pagina 501 - For thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel ; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon ; and they shall serve him : and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
Pagina 693 - Ardfinnan ; where was a Bridge, and at the foot of it a strong Castle, Which he, about four o'clock the next morning, attempted; — killed about thirteen of the Enemy's outguard ; lost but two men, and eight or ten wounded : the Enemy yielded the place to him, and we...
Pagina 105 - The direction of the grave is generally from east to west, but in the cemetery adjoining the very early church at Saint John's Point in the County of Down and elsewhere the cists are arranged in the form of a circle, to the centre of which the feet converge.
Pagina 318 - From the angles of this square rose four posts, also of oak, to the height of about 9 feet. In these grooves were cut, into which roughly-split planks of oak had been slipped, so as to form the sides of the house. The irregularities between the boards were tightly caulked with moss ; a low and narrow opening in one of the sides had evidently served as an entrance. There were no traces of window or chimney. Such appears to have been the ordinary crannog house. It is much to be lamented that no sufficient...
Pagina 296 - ... houses in Ballyfarnon were occupied by the former, and the people erected tents in the fields round Alderford House. The harp was heard in every direction. The wake lasted four days. On each side of the hall was placed a keg of whiskey, which was replenished as often as emptied. Old Mrs. M'Dermott herself joined the female mourners who attended, to weep, as she expressed herself, " Over her poor gentleman, the head of all Irish music.
Pagina 501 - The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand : they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.

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