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4th series according amongst ancient animal appear believed body bronze called carried century ceremony certain charm child Christian church connected considered crannog cross cure curse custom dead death described disease early effect evil existence eyes fact fairies feet fire give grave hand head held hole holy human idea instance Ireland Irish Island Journal lake leave legend living look magical means morning nature never night nine object observed Ogham once origin pagan parish passed patient peasantry performed person possessed practice present probably R.S.A. Ireland regarded religion remains remarks rock round sacred saint seen side similar Sligo Society spirit spring stone suffering superstition supposed taken things thought tree turn woman women worship writer young
Página 134 - That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Página 42 - As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Página 126 - Because like a watch it always cries click ; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick : For, as sure as a gun, they will give up the ghost, If the maggot cries click when it scratches the post. But a kettle of scalding hot water injected Infallibly cures the timber affected : The omen is broken, the danger is over ; The maggot will die, and the sick will recover.
Página 152 - Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions, as mere old wives' fables. I am sorry for it ; and I willingly take this opportunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment which so many that believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe it. I owe them no such service. I take knowledge...
Página 289 - I remember, I remember Where I was used to swing, And thought the air must rush as fresh To swallows on the wing; My spirit flew in feathers then That is so heavy now, And summer pools could hardly cool The fever on my brow. I...
Página 158 - ... a decoy of Satan, apparently offering itself to bless women, but in the end it will harden society and rob God of the deep earnest cries which arise in time of trouble, for help.
Página 30 - For to that holy wood is consecrate A virtuous well, about whose flowery banks The nimble-footed fairies dance their rounds By the pale moonshine, dipping oftentimes Their stolen children, so to make them free From dying flesh and dull mortality...
Página 272 - There is one mode of the fear of death which is certainly absurd, and that is the dread of annihilation, which is only a pleasing sleep without a dream. JOHNSON: It is neither pleasing nor sleep; it is nothing. Now mere existence is so much better than nothing that one would rather exist even in pain, than not exist.
Página 152 - I take knowledge, these are at the bottom of the outcry which has been raised, and with such insolence spread throughout the nation, in direct opposition not only to the Bible, but to the suffrage of the wisest and the best of men in all ages and nations.