The traveller's guide through Ireland

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Page 86 - In minutely examining this subterranean wonder, it was found to be a complete gallery, which had been driven forward, many hundred yards, into the bed of coal...
Page 34 - ... speedily as possible from the town. The road was soon filled to a great extent with a train of cars loaded with women and children accompanied by a multitude on foot, many of whom were women with infants on their backs. The weather being...
Page 271 - All which long sundred, doe at last accord To ioyne in one ere to the sea they come; So flowing all from one, all one at last become.
Page 113 - In the midst of this half-ruined edifice, was kindled a fire of branches. The window casements were stuffed with straw, to keep off the rigours of the season. Thus . lodged the aged wife of O'Cahan — she was found by her noble visitant, sitting on her bent hams in the smoke, wrapt in a blanket.
Page 89 - ... solid honeycomb. The pillars are irregular prisms of various denominations from three to eight sides, but the hexagonal columns are as numerous as all the others together. On a minute...
Page 199 - From the glassy surface, emerge huge rocks, crowned with arbutus, displaying its bright greeii leaves of gayest verdure, blended with its scarlet fruit and snowy blossoms. Some immense islands lift their bare and craggy summits high above others, from whose fantastical shapes the boatmen have named them, one, the man of war, another, the church, and so on, according as there is an assimilation. The shores are mostly bold and steep, abounding' with the most surprizing variety of shrubs and plants.
Page 219 - intrepid hero Conan was not at " this bloody battle, for going " to the adoration of the Sun the preceding May, he was cut off by the Leinner troops, though he but a fingle knight of...
Page 86 - On examining this subterranean wonder, it was found to be a complete gallery, which had been driven forward many hundred yards to the bed of coal : that it branched off into numerous chambers, where miners had carried on their different works : that these chambers were dressed in a workmanlike manner : that pillars were left at proper intervals to support the roof. In short...
Page 86 - ... it impossible for any of the workmen to force through, that they might examine it farther. Two lads were, therefore, made to creep in with candles, for the purpose of exploring this subterranean avenue. They accordingly...
Page 32 - Wexford ; and providentially the direction and weakness of the wind favoured their escape, for they could not have otherwise passed through the burning streets. The terror, consternation, and distress, of these fugitives, is not to be described, flying for their lives in a confused multitude, without distinction of rank, sex, or age, almost all on foot, and leaving all their effects in the hands of their enemies.

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