The Irish writers of the seventeenth century. (Gallery of Irish writers).

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J. Duffy, 1846 - 240 páginas
 

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Página 89 - His nature is too noble for the world : He would not flatter Neptune for his trident, Or Jove for his power to thunder. His heart's his mouth : What his breast forges that his tongue must vent; And, being angry, does forget that ever He heard the name of death.
Página 79 - Earl of Glamorgan, then confined a state prisoner in the castle ; in the same year he went to Oxford with Tichborne and Lord Brabazon as deputies from Ormond and the English party to the king. While staying at Oxford, for the prosecution of his mission, he had the degree of doctor of laws conferred upon him by that university. Returning from this visit to England, the negotiators were overtaken at sea by a parliamentarian frigate, taken, and consigned to the tower for ten months, when they were exchanged....
Página 196 - Lord, lay not this sin to them. I do heartily forgive them, and also the judges, who (by denying me sufficient time to bring my records and witnesses from Ireland) did expose my life to evident danger. I...
Página 228 - Case of Ireland being bound by Acts of Parliament made in England stated...
Página 196 - I am sorry with all my heart ; and if I should or could live a thousand years, I have a firm resolution, and a strong purpose, by your grace, (O my God,) never to offend you, and I beseech your divine Majesty, by the merits of Christ, and the intercession of his blessed mother, and all the holy angels and saints to forgive me my sins, and to grant my soul eternal rest Be merciful unto me, O Lord, &c.
Página 233 - ... unexpectedly bereft of so worthy and near a relation. Whatever inclination I may have to alleviate your sorrow, I bear too great a share in the loss, and am too sensibly touched with it myself, to be in a condition to discourse you on this subject, or do any thing but mingle my tears with yours. I have lost, in your brother, not only an ingenious and learned acquaintance, that all the world esteemed ; but an intimate and sincere friend, whom I truly loved, and by whom I was truly loved...
Página 185 - Tis rare that any man hath had such time as you have had — five weeks' time — to provide your witnesses. If your witnesses are so cautious, and are such persons that they dare not or will not venture for fear of being...
Página 236 - ... that the book published by Mr Molyneux was of dangerous tendency to the crown and people of England, by denying the authority of the king and parliament of England to bind the kingdom and people of Ireland, and the subordination and dependence that Ireland had, and ought to have, upon England, as being united and annexed to the imperial crown of England.
Página 17 - How he fared in the destruction of the Armada, is not apparent ; whether his ship bore him like a fate to his native shore, or cast him upon the less friendly one of the Scots, we cannot decide. Some years afterwards, in allusion to this voyage, he wrote a tract, entitled " Pergrinus Jericonthus"* — derived from the parable of the man who, going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, fell among thieves. He too, peradventure, met some good Samaritan by the way, for we find him back again in Spain, in 1593....
Página 207 - Irish manuscripts, but his ill-fortune has stripp'd him of these as well as his other goods, so that he has nothing now left but some few pieces of his own writing, and a few old rummish [romish?] books of history, printed ' ." At the time of this melancholy recital our author was beyond the age of eighty.

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