Eriu Volume 1-2

Eriu Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...has in nech aimsir, acht roptis bi tre bithu. 48b2. Da thored dhec docuirethar in each hMadain.i. ligthorad each mis. Uidhe secht samhlaithe doimthasa a bolud Yarrduis (7) fortugedar a foscudh. 1 MS. assrut darathrhiter 2leg. betis aingil?;i MS. deiginach MS. noptis. pitch-darkness of night like a torch of fire. It spills every poison out of the vessel into which it is put, if it find the poison there before it. Every snake that approaches it, or goes across it, dies forthwith. 46. "The stone of Istien in the lands of Libya is found in the brains of dragons, to wit, after their death. It seethes the waters and the great lakes into which it is put, so that they boil over the lands. It shines against water, and in winter it resounds like thunder. On the first of May it makes a noise like winds. 47. "The stone of Fanes in the lands of Aurol (?) out of the stream of Dara. Twelve stars are seen in its side, and the orbit of the moon, and the fiery circuit of the sun. It is always found in the hearts of the dragons that pass across under the sea. Whoever holds it in his hand, till he has put it from him, utters no falsehood. Neither number nor multitude is capable of bringing it into a house wherein there is a parricide or an idolater. At the hour of every matins it sounds a sweet melody the like whereof is not under heaven." 48. The wise men of the Hebrews and the populace asked: "We pray thee to tell us the diverse kinds of trees which were planted by God at the creation of the world." 49. The Evernew Tongue answered: "Good right ye have to put that question, for there are four of those trees into which soul and reason are gone (?) like the life of angels. 50. "The tree Sames, in the first place, at...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977165
  • 9781236977168