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Page 117 - Yet e'en these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply.
Page 110 - In the opinion of the Irish, fostering has always been a stronger alliance than blood. [Davies on Ireland.] My father was your father's client, I His son's scarce less than
Page xviii - Local Secretary for the town or district where he may reside, in order to facilitate the collection of accurate information as to objects
Page 110 - a kind of parent or foster father to the king, in his tenderness of age and weakness of fortune, did look for aid this time from King Henry.
Page 103 - was really a daughter of the Conqueror." William de Warenne's second charter of foundation granted to Lewes Priory in the reign of Rufus, states this fact distinctly :—" Volo ergo quod sciant qui sunt et qui futuri sunt, quod ego Willielmus de Warenna
Page 109 - whether his errors were many or few, who says of Matilda of Flanders that she derived her descent from the Kings of France and Emperors of Germany,
Page 110 - With milk of Irish breast ; her sire an Earl, her dame of Prince's blood.
Page 52 - The old bat was curved somewhat like a butter-knife, and made to the height of the elbow. Defensive batting was unknown. The best batsmen were all hard hitters, and had therefore generally a short and merry life of it ; while the early bowlers were very swift, all along the ground, and of course underhand.