Ireland Picturesque and Romantic, Volume 2

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1837 - Gift books
 

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Page 70 - Along the woods, along the moorish fens, Sighs the sad genius of the coming storm; And up among the loose disjointed cliffs And fractured mountains wild, the brawling brook And cave, presageful, send a hollow moan, Resounding long in listening fancy's ear.
Page 215 - Iren. Because the commodity doth not countervail the discommodity; for the inconveniences which thereby do arise are much more many; for it is a fit house for an outlaw, a meet bed for a rebel, and an apt cloak for a thief.
Page 215 - ... in waste places far from danger of law, maketh his mantle his house, and under it covereth himself from the wrath of heaven, from the offence of the earth, and from the sight of men. When it raineth, it is his pent-house ; when it bloweth, it is his tent ; when it freezeth, it is his tabernacle.
Page 60 - In all her length far winding lay, With promontory, creek, and bay, And islands that, empurpled bright, Floated amid the livelier light ; And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land.
Page 179 - I have ever since, and still do wear; and a bracelet of gold, worth about 10 ; a taffety doublet, cut with and upon taffety; a pair of black velvet breeches, laced; a new MILAN fustian suit laced and cut upon taffety; two cloaks; competent linen and necessaries ; with my rapier and dagger.
Page 138 - ... such that it will be more folly than valour, I will make good this place which I am in. " ' I tried one of the ordnances made at the forge, and it held with a pound charge ; so that I will plant it upon the terrace over the river.
Page 216 - ... in his way, and when he goeth abroad in the night in free-booting, it is his best and surest friend ; for lying, as they often do, two or three nights together abroad to watch for their booty, with that they can prettily shroud themselves under...
Page 60 - But scarce again his horn he wound, When lo ! forth starting at the sound. From underneath an aged oak, That slanted from the islet rock, A Damsel guider of its way, A little skiff shot to the bay...
Page 118 - Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near, Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear, And who feh how the best charms of nature improve When we see them reflected from looks that we love.
Page 216 - ... passages, waiting for advantages, it is his bed, yea, and almost his household stuff. For the wood is his house against all weathers, and his mantle is his couch to sleep in.

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