Macariae Excidium, Or, The Destruction of Cyprus: Being a Secret History of the War of the Revolution in Ireland

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For the Irish Archaeological Society, 1850 - Genealogy - 575 pages

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Page 224 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men.
Page 228 - Two or three will drive a troop of captive Christians through the country from sea to sea. Very often they seize the wives and daughters of our thanes, and cruelly violate them before the great chieftain's face.
Page 224 - At length they spared neither church nor churchyard, but they took all that was valuable therein, and then burned the church, and all together. Neither did they spare the...
Page 175 - ... and, if there was any stress to be laid on physiognomy, he was sure the person whom the picture represented was destined to a violent end. The bust was at last finished, and sent to England. As soon as the ship that brought it arrived in the river, the king, who was very impatient to see the bust, ordered it to be carried immediately to Chelsea. It was...
Page 224 - Many thousands they exhausted with hunger. I cannot, and 1 may not tell of all the wounds and all the tortures that they inflicted upon the wretched men of this land ; and this state of things lasted the nineteen years that Stephen was king, and ever grew worse and worse.
Page 224 - Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese and butter, for there was none in the land — wretched men starved with hunger — some lived on alms who had been erewhile rich ; some fled the country — never was there more misery, and never acted heathens worse than these.
Page 246 - I., who exhorts Charlemagne to imitate the liberality and revive the name of the great Constantine. According to the legend, the first of the Christian emperors was healed of the leprosy and purified in the waters of baptism by St.
Page 259 - And those kings were not Englishmen, nor of any other nation but our own, who with pious liberality bestowed ample endowments in lands, and many immunities on the Irish church, though in modern times our churches are most barbarously plundered by the English, by whom they are almost despoiled. And though those our kings, so long and so strenuously defended, against the tyrants and kings...

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