The Irish Archaeological Society Volume 5

The Irish Archaeological Society Volume 5

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... family of the O'Gallaghers of Tirconnell, who are more royally descended than the ages See genealogical table of the descen Knowledge is the better of inquiry; A pillar is the better of being tested; Wisdom is the better of clear learning; Knowledge is the better of philosophy." "May the choice of each expression be with thee, O monarch of Erin," said Conall; "the mild success of each advice be with thee; wisely hast thou suppressed my great anger. True is the saying that the pure, noble, sapient words of monarchs are the cause of mitigating anger. Howbeit, pass thy sentence of control; ponder on thy regal law, that thou mayest not go beyond the rule of thy justice, O royal prince," said Conall. "I am guilty; do thou take vengeance according to thy custom, and I will pay the debts due to thee; for it will not be an unjust revenge, but the justice of a king that shall be visited upon us." "I shall pronounce a king-becoming, upright, legitimate sentence," said Domhnall. "As thou hast sought my death, unsparingly and without consideration, I will spare thee without forgetfulness, without limitation, and my foster-son Congal" is to be spared by thee from the edge of thy right-hand sword, 0 Conall." "It is not the exorbitant demand of a king thou hast asked, O monarch," said Conall, "in requesting that Congal should be spared. If we engage he shall be fettered by me (if his capture be sufficient to pay his evil debts), as it would not be noble valour in me to behead thy fosterson against thy will, before thy face, O king of Erin," said Conall. So far the fury of Conall and his exact words at the rising of the battle. As to Domhnall he detached sixteen chieftains of more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613953
  • 9781236613950