A History of the Ancient Church in Ireland

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J. Burns, 1845 - 203 pages

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Page 169 - Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Page 84 - To the most reverend and most religious Lord, Ralph, archbishop of Canterbury, All the burgesses of the city of Dublin, and the whole body of the clergy, wish eternal health. " Seeing, holy Father, that a wellearned reputation for The occ*the deepest piety gains for you the veneration of...
Page 45 - Finan, who deserve to be honoured by the English nation with as venerable a remembrance as (I do not say Wilfrid and Cuthbert, but) Austin the monk and his followers. For by the ministry of "Aidan was the kingdom of Northumberland recovered from paganism, whereunto belonged then, beside the shire of Northumberland and the lands beyond it unto Edinburgh...
Page 149 - The windows are frequently triangular-headed, but more usually arched semicircularly ; while the doorway, on the contrary, is almost universally covered by a horizontal lintel, consisting of a single stone. In all cases the sides of the doorways and windows incline, like the doorways in the oldest remains of Cyclopean buildings, to which they bear a singularly striking resemblance.
Page 172 - Ireland in right of his church; and whereas, for a certain rent, he alienated said seigniory to the king of England and his heirs for ever* ; by which grant the subjects of Ireland owe their obedience to the king of England, as their sovereign lord; it is therefore ordained that all archbishops and bishops of Ireland shall, upon the monition of forty days, proceed to the excommunication of all disobedient subjects ; and if such archbishops or bishops be remiss in doing their duties in the premises,...
Page 147 - ... hostage. To this Dermod replied, that he would neither dismiss the foreigners, nor cease in his pursuits until he should become monarch of all Ireland. Some say, that Roderic, on receiving this insolent answer, actually executed his threat ; but this is denied by others. (96) About this time a general synod of the Irish clergy was held at Armagh, in which, after much deliberation concerning the arrival of the foreigners in Ireland, it was unanimously declared, that this misfortune was a judgment...
Page 172 - ... Adrian, Pope of Rome, was possessed of all the seigniory of Ireland in his demesne, as of fee, in right of his Church of Rome, and to the intent...
Page 52 - How beautiful your presence, how benign, Servants of God ! who not a thought will share With the vain world ; who, outwardly as bare As winter trees, yield no fallacious sign That the firm soul is clothed with fruit divine ! Such Priest, when service worthy of his care Has called him forth to breathe the common air, Might seem a saintly Image from its shrine Descended : happy are the eyes that meet The Apparition ; evil thoughts...
Page 149 - ... glazed. The chancel is always better lighted than the nave, and usually has two, and sometimes three, windows, of which one is always placed in the centre of the east wall, and another in the south wall ; the windows in the nave are also usually placed in the south wall, and, excepting in the larger churches, rarely exceed two in number.
Page 85 - O'er the plenty of the plain. Low the dauntless earl is laid, Gor'd with many a gaping wound : Fate demands a nobler head; Soon a king shall bite the ground. Long his loss shall Eirin weep, Ne'er again his likeness see; Long her strains in sorrow steep, Strains of immortality.

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