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Page 309 - THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more.
Page 309 - Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more. No more to chiefs and ladies bright The harp of Tara swells : The chord alone, that breaks at night, Its tale of ruin tells. Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives Is when some heart indignant breaks, To show that still she lives.
Page 179 - Whilst this was doing, I employed that part of the army which was with me, in fortifying a neck of land, where I designed to leave a party to keep in the Irish on this side, that I might be at liberty with the greatest part of the horse and foot to look after the enemy abroad, and to receive and convoy such boats, and other things necessary, as the commissioners sent us by sea. When we had received our boats, each of which was capable of containing...
Page 256 - The Creeping Mountain stands to the southwest of this stream, and presents to the view a huge rock, resembling at a distance an old fortification, very high, overhanging, and detached, as it were, from the eastern side of the mountain.
Page 199 - You might have supposed that sound had no existence here, were it not that now and then a hawk shrieked while cowering over the mountain top, or a lamb bleated beneath, as it ran to its mother — I could have gone to sleep here, and dreamt of heaven purchased for poor sinners like me by a Saviour's blood ; I did at any rate praise the God of nature and of grace, and drew near to him in Christ, grateful for all his blessings and all his wonders of creating and redeeming love.
Page 199 - ... lake. These Tarns looked like mirrors set in the mountain's side to reflect the upright sun ; and five or six of such sheets of silver presented themselves, until at the very root of the mountain, a large expanse of water, a mile or two over, studded with islands, sufficiently wooded to be ornamental, finished the whole picture, and formed the last beauty and curiosity I shall record of this surpassingly interesting hill.
Page 132 - The chairs were in several instances composed of walnut tree and oak, massive and heavy, although rudely carved. Chests contained, as we were told, the house linen and woollen, and the wardrobes of the inhabitants. The elders of the family preserve, in a great degree, the language, customs and religion of their old country, but the younger mingle and marry with their Irish neighbours. The men are tall, fine, stout fellows, as our Irish friend said,
Page 310 - Roadanus and a bishop that was with him took their bells, which they rung hardly, and cursed the king and place, and prayed God that no king or queen ever after would or could dwell in Tara, and that it should be waste forever, without court or palace, as it fell out accordingly.