A Child's History of Ireland

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Longmans, Green & Company, 1897 - Ireland - 507 pages

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Page 345 - Roman catholics of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ireland, or as they did enjoy in the reign of king Charles II.; and their majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman catholics such further security in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
Page 212 - ... and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time...
Page 395 - Resolved, therefore, that, as men and as Irishmen, as Christians and as Protestants, we rejoice in the relaxation of the penal laws against our Roman Catholic fellow-subjects, and that we conceive the measure to be fraught with the happiest consequences to the union and prosperity of the inhabitants of Ireland.
Page 362 - Aldborough complaining of the injury done to the fishermen of these towns * by the Irish catching herrings at Waterford and Wexford and sending them to the Straits, and thereby forestalling and ruining petitioners...
Page 250 - And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.
Page 362 - ... by the cheapness of all sorts of necessaries of life and goodness of materials for making all manner of cloth, doth invite your subjects of England, with their families and servants, to leave their habitations to settle there, to the increase of the woollen manufacture in Ireland, which makes your loyal subjects in this kingdom very apprehensive that the further growth of it may greatly prejudice the said manufacture here...
Page 5 - ART. 67. Penwork. In Ireland art was practised in four different branches : — Ornamentation and illumination of manuscript books ; metal work ; sculpture ; and building. Art of every kind reached its highest perfection in the period between the end of the ninth and the beginning of the twelfth century.
Page 105 - Forget not our wounded companions, who stood In the day of distress by our side; While the moss of the valley grew red with their blood, They stirred not, but conquered and died!
Page 77 - This pestilence did no less harm in the island of Ireland. Many of the nobility, and of the lower ranks of the English nation...
Page 206 - Besides this, such horrible and lamentable spectacles there are to behold, as the burning of villages, the ruin of churches, the wasting of such as have been good towns and castles : yea, the view of the bones and skulls of the dead subjects, who, partly by murder, partly by famine, have died in the fields, as, in truth, hardly any Christian with dry eyes could behold.

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