The Tour of the French Traveller M. de La Boullaye Le Gouz in Ireland, A. D. 1644

T. and W. Boone, 1837 - 139 Seiten

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Seite 68 - Created hugest that swim the ocean stream : Him haply slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night-founder'd skiff Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invests the sea, and wished morn delays...
Seite 68 - Prone on the Flood, extended long and large Lay floating many a rood, in bulk as huge As whom the Fables name of monstrous size, Titanian, or Earth-born, that warr'd on Jove, Briareos or Typhon, whom the Den By ancient Tarsus held, or that Sea-beast Leviathan, which God of all his works Created hugest that swim th...
Seite 79 - Jam variae pelagi volucres, et quae Asia circum Dulcibus in stagnis rimantur prata Caystri, Certatim largos humeris infundere rores, Nunc caput objectare fretis, nunc currere in undas Et studio incassum videas gestire lavandi. Tum cornix plena pluviam vocat improba voce Et sola in sicca secum spatiatur arena.
Seite 128 - Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Seite 115 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Seite 42 - Good Lord ! what a sight, After all their good cheer, For people to fight In the midst of their beer! They rise from their feast, And hot are their brains, A cubit at least The length of their skeans 3 . "What stabs, and what cuts, What clattering of sticks!
Seite 117 - Atlantic. Hence, not to use water for drink, The people of Ireland determine — With mighty good reason, I think, Since St. Patrick has filled it with vermin And vipers, and other such...
Seite 44 - For cloaks they have five or six yards of frize drawn round the neck, the body, and over the head, and they never quit this mantle either in sleeping, working, or eating. The generality of them have no shirts, and about as many lice as hairs on their heads, which they kill before each other without any ceremony.
Seite 128 - They were preparing flour to make our bread, as is always customary in the country when strangers arrive. The two women, seated on the ground opposite to each other, held between them two round flat stones, such as are called querns.
Seite 137 - Naas, it being uncomely his Majesty should not have one here of his own, capable to lodge him with moderate conveniency, (which, in truth, as yet he hath not) in case he might be pleased sometimes hereafter to look upon this kingdom, and that it was necessary in a manner, for the dignity of this place, and the health of his Deputy and family, that there should be one removing house of fresh air, for want whereof...

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