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Page 272 - On the shore grows samphire in plenty, ring-root or sea-holy, and sea-cabbage. Here are Cornish choughs, with red legs and bills. Here are ayries of hawkes, and birds which never fly but over the sea ; and, therefore, are used to be eaten on fasting days : to catch which, people goe down, with ropes tyed about them, into the caves of cliffts by night, and with a candle light kill abundance of them. Here are severall wells and pooles, yet in extraordinary dry weather, people must turn their cattell...
Page 271 - is almost paved over with stones, soe as, in some places, nothing is to be seen but large stones with wide openings between them, where cattle break their legs. Scarce any other stones there but limestones, and marble fit for tombstones, chymney mantle trees, and high crosses. Among these stones is very sweet pasture, so that beefe, veal, mutton are better and earlyer in season here...
Page 273 - We might be disposed, trusting to Irish traditions respecting the islands, to accept these people as representatives of the Firbolgs, had not Cromwell, that upsetter of all things Hibernian, left in Aranmore a small English garrison who subsequently apostatised to Catholicism, intermarried with the natives, and so vitiated the Firbolgian pedigree.
Page 179 - Armorial Families, a Complete Peerage, Baronetage, and Knight-age, and a Directory of some gentlemen of coat-armour, and being the first attempt to show which arms in use at the moment are borne by legal authority, compiled and edited by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, numerous illustrations.
Page 337 - And for the more convenient Payment of small Sums, be it enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that Mark Newbie's half-pence called Patrick's half-pence shall, from and after the said Eighteenth Instant, pass for halfpence Current pay of this Province; provided, he the said Mark give sufficient Security to the Speaker of the House, for the use of the General Assembly from Time to Time being.
Page 273 - Bay, have their own very strongly-marked type, in some respects an exaggeration of the ordinary Gaelic one, the face being remarkably long ; the chin very long and narrow, but not angular ; the nose long, straight, and pointed ; the brows straight or rising obliquely outwards ; the eyes light, with very few exceptions ; the hair of various colours, but usually dark-brown. "We might be disposed...
Page 58 - DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES, and other Objects Illustrative of Irish History, exhibited in the Belfast Museum, at the Meeting of the British Association, Sep. 1852, with Antiquarian Notes. 8vo, sewed.
Page 252 - ... It is not, in fact, more than fifty fathoms deep. He further above states the surrounding wall to be " in compass as big as a large castle bawn ;'' but finding that description conveyed no definite idea of its extent, he tried to define it better in the Ogyg., place, on the brim of a high clifft, a hundred fathoms deep : being* a great wall of bare stones without any mortar, in compass as big as p. 175, by stating that it would " contain 200 cows in its area.