A Guide to the Giants Causeway and the North-East Coast of the County of Antrim

A Guide to the Giants Causeway and the North-East Coast of the County of Antrim

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... circumstances attendant on the volcanic eruption. The tourist may rest assured, however, that the whole narration is fabulous; for, in the first instance, Dr. Hamilton published a second edition of his Letters in 1790, in which there is not the least notice of such an event; and the writer of this volume made personal inquiry from the neighbouring gentry in 1823, who remember that such a fable was once circulated-t The coal-beds of Fair Head are supposed to extend to the base of this mountain; and if a flame had burst out of the earth here at any time, it would not be likely to Parochial Survey of Ramoan. t See Topographia Hibernica; also, Dublin Chronicle, June 5th, June 7th, and June 12th, 1788. meet with so decided a disbelief, as beds of coal do constantly take fire; but the account of the eruption of Knock Lade, does not insinuate even the possibility of any thing but a formal flow of Lava. To the south of Knock Lade is seen the beautiful and majestic hill Sliebh, or Slieve-na-Aura, oftentimes the scene of many a deed of blood: it. was here that the M'Donalds and M'Quillans fought the decisive battle, which established the title of the one, more powerfully than the laws could then have done, and the total extinction of the splendor of the other. About the middle of the fifteenth century, the famous battle of Aura was fought, between Sorley-Boy of Dunluce, and the M'Quillans, in which many of the latter were slain, and their army totally routed. This defeat was the result both of bravery and artifice combined; Sourlebuoy resolved to procure, by stratagem, what he feared the alliance of the O'Neills with the M'Quillans might prevent courage alone from accomplishing; and, observing, a dangerous bog between the enemy and himself, he caused a...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.03mm | 90.72g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614984
  • 9781236614988