An Ancient Feudal War-song: Entitled Grasagh Aboe (The Cause of the Graces) which Constituted the Slogan Or War-cry of the Family of Grace, Barome of Courtstoum, with Translations from the Original Gaebic Into English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Greek, and Latin

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W. Watts, printer, 1839 - 80 pages
 

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Page 73 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Page 73 - Within this awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries, — Happiest they of human race, To whom their God has given grace To read, to hear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch — to force the way ; And better they had ne'er been born, Than read to doubt or read to scorn.
Page 73 - The two parts, of which the Scriptures consist, are connected by a chain of compositions, which bear no resemblance, in form or style, to any that can be produced from the stores of Grecian, Indian, Persian, or even Arabian learning. The antiquity of those...
Page 26 - York ; and when the wars of 1689 broke out, "replacing," says a late writer, " the helmet on his hoary head, he discovered all his juvenile ardour in battle, and all that contempt of fortune and of life, as light in the balance with duty, which he had manifested in the pride of his age.
Page 3 - 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!
Page 3 - Stratford and of Ormonde, served Charles I. with distinguished reputation in England, and was the last person of distinction who held out against Cromwell in Ireland...
Page 34 - The Consistency of the whole Scheme of Revelation with Itself and with Human Reason.
Page 30 - Where mantling wines in golden cups went round, And Erin's harp pour'd forth its silver sound. Where ceas'd the dance, the tuneful harper done, A minstrel sung the praise by Raymond won ; Illustrious Raymond ! author of that race, Which, settling here, first took the name of Grace; When to lerne's shores the wanior came, And crown'd his followers with immortal fame.
Page 28 - The district named after that family consisted of a vast tract of land, comprehending, it is said, the barony of Cranagh, and extending northwards by the liberties of Kilkenny, and the river Nore, to the borders of the Queen's county; and thence, southwards along the borders of Tipperary and the Munster river, to the liberties of Callan : forming a district between eleven and twelve miles in length, and between five and six in...

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