An historical and statistical account of the Isle of Man, from the earliest times to the present date: with a view of its ancient laws, peculiar customs, and popular superstitions, 第 2 巻 (Google eブックス)

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M. A. Quiggin, 1845
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171 ページ - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
119 ページ - ... of the tongs and cleavers. Both companies march till they meet on a common, and then their trains engage in a mock battle. If the Queen of Winter's forces get the better, so far as to take the Queen of May prisoner, she is ransomed for as much as pays the expenses of the day.
134 ページ - ... he would frown and fix his eyes so earnestly on those who said it, as if he would look them through.
116 ページ - the mistress and servants of each family take a sheaf of oats, and dress it up in women's apparel, put it in a large basket, and lay a wooden club by it, and this they call Briid's bed ; and then the mistress and servants cry three times, ' Briid is come, Briid is welcome.' This they do just before going to bed, and when they rise in the morning they look among the ashes, expecting to see the impression of Briid's club there ; which if they do, they reckon it a true presage of a good crop and prosperous...
155 ページ - ... silver cup, filled with some sort of liquor, being put into his hand, he found an opportunity to throw what it contained on the ground. Soon after the music ceasing, all the company disappeared, leaving the cup in his hand, and he returned home, though much wearied and fatigued.
122 ページ - And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
125 ページ - ... themselves on this fatal day to the active enemies of the race : they are pursued, pelted, fired at, and destroyed, without mercy, and their feathers preserved with religious care, it being an article of belief, that every one of the relics gathered in this laudable pursuit, is an...
124 ページ - At his return to land they all went to church, where there was a candle burning upon the altar; and then standing silent for a little time, one of them gave a signal at which the candle was put out, and immediately all of them went to the fields where they fell a-drinking their ale, and spent the remainder of the night in dancing and singing, & c.
125 ページ - ... numbers to follow her footsteps, till by degrees she led them into the sea where they perished. This barbarous exercise of power had continued for a great length of time, till it was apprehended...
190 ページ - Affence, upon Paine of Life and Lyme, that noe Man make any Disturbance or Stirr in the Time of Tinwald, or any Murmur or Rising in the King's Presence, upon Paine of Hanging and Drawing.

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