Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Dublin: Established for the Investigation and Revival of Ancient Irish Literature, Volume 1

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The Society, 1808 - Irish literature - 400 pages

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Page 115 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 114 - Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
Page 115 - Are they who rejoiced with thee, at night, no more? Yes! they have fallen, fair light! and thou dost often retire to mourn. But thou thyself shall fail, one night ; and leave thy blue path in heaven.
Page xxvi - ... it was found highly dangerous to employ the natives as interpreters, upon whose fidelity they could not depend ; and it was at last discovered that they must apply themselves to the study of the Persian language, in which all the letters from the Indian princes were written.
Page 23 - But, when the blast of war blows in our ears. Let us be tigers in our fierce deportment. For me, the ransom of my bold attempt Shall be this body on the earth's cold face ; But, if we thrive, the glory of the action The meanest soldier here shall share his part of.
Page xxvi - ... of conveying their sentiments ; the servants of the Company received letters which they could not read, and were ambitious of gaining titles of which they could not comprehend the meaning ; it was found highly dangerous to employ the natives as interpreters, upon whose fidelity they could not depend ; and it was at last discovered, that they must apply themselves to the study of the Persian language, in...
Page v - An acquaintance with the Gaelic, being the Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind.
Page 29 - that is a great deal to do for us; for up to this no other person ever protected us but ourselves.' And he went out of the place in great anger; and Ainnle, and Ardan, and Deirdre, and the two sons of Fergus followed him, and they left Fergus dark and sorrowful after them. But for all that, Fergus was full sure that if all the provinces of Ireland would go into one council, they would not consent to break the pledge he had given. As for the sons of Usnach, they went on their way by every short road,...
Page 40 - After that they came forward to the high willows, and it was then Deirdre said, " I see a cloud in the air, and it is a cloud of blood ; and I would give you a good advice, sons of Usnach," she said. " What is that advice ? " said Naoise. " To go to Dundealgan where Cuchulain is, until Fergus has done with the feast, and to be under the protection of Cuchulain, for fear of the treachery of Conchubar.
Page 69 - But when Conor offers him Slieve Fuad for a bribe, he holds back his hand from the slaughter, and goes his way. Then calls Deirdre, " Traitor father, traitor son!" "No," replies Ulan Finn, " Though Red Buine Borb be a traitor, yet will not I be a traitor.

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