Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

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"[...]perhaps of the Irish, or even the Milesian race of kings, has been placed under their coronation-chair-playing still its own archaic part in this gorgeous state drama. But is this Scone or Westminster coronation-stone really and truly-as it is reputed to be by some Scottish historians-the famous Lia Fail of the kings of Ireland, that various old Irish writings describe as formerly standing on the Hill of Tara, near the Mound of the Hostages? Or does not the Lia Fail-"the stone that roared under the feet of each king that took possession of the throne of Ireland"-remain still on Tara-(though latterly degraded to the office of a grave-stone)-as is suggested by the distinguished author of the History and Antiquities of Tara Hill? If any of our deputies from ghostdom formerly[...]."
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507698852
  • 9781507698853

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