The new hand-book of Ireland, by J. Godkin and J.A. Walker

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1871 - 80 pages

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Page 166 - It was in this parish, during our stay, that I had that wonderful escape in falling through a mill.race whilst the mill was going, and of being taken up unhurt : the story is incredible, but known for truth in all that part of Ireland, where hundreds of the common people flocked to see me.
Page 376 - N. latitude, and 53 50' and 58 20' E. longitude, and bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the...
Page 46 - Science supplies, as far as practicable, a complete course of instruction in science applicable to the industrial arts...
Page 183 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 392 - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
Page 410 - The wall is carefully preserved ; nor would any plea of health or convenience be held by the inhabitants sufficient to justify the demolition of that sacred enclosure which, in the evil time, gave shelter to their race and their religion.* The summit of the ramparts forms a pleasant walk.
Page 149 - I have the happiness of seeing you again. Whenever an opportunity offers wherein I can serve Ireland, I shall seize on it with eagerness. I am a man of few words. Short adieux are best. God bless you, my friends God bless you all.
Page 87 - In Christ's Church, the principal church in Ireland, whither the Lord Deputy and Council repair every Sunday, the vaults, from one end of the minster to the other, are made into tippling-rooms for beer, wine and tobacco, demised all to Popish recusants, and by them and others so much frequented in time of divine service...
Page 3 - ... interior, of a mile or more in length, besides hundreds smaller : the sea coast and all these lakes abound with fish. The district, with its islands, possesses no less than hundred miles of sea shore.
Page 183 - ... every dear scene of enchantment more dear, And who felt how the best charms of nature improve, When we see them reflected from looks that we love. Sweet vale of Avoca ! how calm could I rest In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best, Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease, And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.

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