The Wounded Soldier's Dream; the Irish Emigrant; Prince Charlie; and Other Poems

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134. oldal - There were first some rows of trees laid down, in order to level a floor for the habitation ; and as the place was steep, this raised the lower side to an equal height with the other ; and these trees, in the way of joists or planks, were levelled with earth and gravel. There were betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made of heath and birch twigs...
42. oldal - For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness : Sing us one of the songs of Sion. 4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
134. oldal - Twas situate in the face of a very rough, high rockie mountain called Letternilichk, which is still a part of Benalder, full of great stones and crevices and some scattered wood interspersed. The habitation called the Cage, in the face of that mountain, was within a small thick bush of wood. There were first some rows of trees laid down in order to level a floor for the habitation; and as the place was steep, this...
135. oldal - ... betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made of heath and birch twigs, up to the top of the Cage, it being of a round or rather oval shape; and the whole thatched and covered over with fog.
134. oldal - It was situated in the face of a very rough, high, and rocky mountain, called Letternilichk, still a part of Benalder, full of great stones and crevices, and some scattered wood interspersed. The habitation called the Cage, in the face of that mountain, was within a small thick bush of wood.
135. oldal - Cage ; and by chance there happened to be two stones at a small distance from one another, in the side next the precipice, resembling the pillars of a chimney, where the fire was placed. The smoke had its vent out here, all along the face of the rock, which was so much of the same colour, that one could discover no difference in the clearest day. The Cage was no larger than to contain six or seven persons ; four of whom were frequently employed playing at cards, one idle looking on, one baking, and...
123. oldal - After his disastrous defeat at the Boyne, James the Second fled southward, and took refuge in Duncannon fort until arrangements were made for his embarkation on board a French vessel which hovered off the coast, and in which he escaped to France. The point of rock to the north of the fort from which the unhappy monarch is supposed to have embarked, is still called
152. oldal - ROLINUS' SERMONS. The story which is so pleasantly told by Rabelais, chap. vii. of Book III., and the answer of Pantagruel to Panurge, when he consults him on his intended marriage, are copied from a sormon of John Rolinus, Doctor of Paris, and Monk of Cluny, on widowhood.
122. oldal - ... Ross, was granted by Henry the Sixth to John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, from whom it reverted to the crown; and the Castle, with some lands for keeping it in repair, was vested in trustees by Queen Elizabeth. In what manner the lands have been alienated does not appear. On the threatened invasions of the Spaniards in 1588, considerable additions were made to its defences. In 1645, the fort, which was held by Lord Esmonde for the Parliament, was surrendered after a ten weeks...
122. oldal - Parliament, was surrendered after a ten weeks' siege to General Preston, for the king; and in 1649, was besieged by Ireton, without success, the garrison compelling him to raise the siege after suffering considerable loss.77 But it finally surrendered to the republican army on Cromwell taking possession of Waterford. The peninsula that runs far into the sea between the harbour of Waterford and the bay of Bannow, is classic ground. But before we enter it, we may briefly visit the famous tower of Hook,...

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