Ireland Illustrated: From Original Drawings

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H. Fisher, son, and Jackson, 1831 - 80 Seiten

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Seite 43 - Not fiery coursers, in a chariot race, Invade the field with half so swift a pace; Not the fierce driver with more fury lends The sounding lash, and, ere the stroke descends, Low to the wheels his pliant body bends. The partial crowd their hopes and fears divide, And aid with eager shouts the favor'd side. Cries, murmurs, clamors, with a mixing sound, From woods to woods, from hills to hills rebound.
Seite 54 - All which, long sundered, do at last accord To join in one, ere to the sea they come ; So, flowing all from one, all one at last become.
Seite 32 - Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronti, in Sicily, Vice-Admiral of the White Squadron of his Majesty's Fleet, who fell gloriously in the Battle off Cape Trafalgar, on 21st day of October 1805; when he obtained for his Country a victory over the combined Fleets of France and Spain, unparalleled in Naval History; the first stone of this Triumphal Pillar, was laid by his Grace, Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox.
Seite 51 - The effect, produced by such an assemblage blage of objects, can hardly be conceived, and is impossible to be described. The mind filled and overborne by a prospect so various, so extended, and so sublime, sinks beneath its magnitude, and, feeling the utter incapability of adequate expression, rests upon the scene in silent and solemn admiration. The soul must be insensible indeed, which will not be moved by such a contemplation to adore the God of nature, from whom such mighty works proceed.
Seite 40 - These splendid remnants of decaying grandeur speak to the imagination in a style of eloquence, which the stripling cannot reach : they record the history of some storm, some blast of lightning, or other great event, which transfers its grand ideas to the landscape; and in the representation of elevated subjects assists the sublime.
Seite 32 - 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!
Seite 32 - Wide Streets Commissioners. paid him the compliment of confirming the eastward drive which he had done so much to foster; and the Gardiners, who were always devotees of the drama, would perhaps not have resented the transformation as much as we think.* • In 1831 GN Wright wrote: 'The...
Seite 35 - Courtstown ! thy walls rise in beauty and pride. From thy watch-tower's summit the bold foe is descried, Though the hearts of thy children with courage o'erflow, Still their strength is the war-shout of Qrasagh-ato, 0 Courtstown!
Seite 36 - Schomberg s emissaries, seized a card accidentally lying near him, and returned this indignant answer upon it—" Go, tell your master I despise his offer; tell him that honor and conscience are dearer to a gentleman than all the wealth and titles a prince can bestow.

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