The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys; A National Tale in Four Volumes Volume 4

The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys; A National Tale in Four Volumes Volume 4

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...gave his arm to Lady Knocklofty, who was bored and out of temper. The grooms, under the guidance of the shepherd-boy, took the horses towards the shore; where, at the distance of a mile, was a tighleana, or house of reception, opposite to which, stood a second ferry. The boat then put ofi'; the oars sparkled in the sun-beams; the scene they were approaching came forward, in distinct features, as they advanced, and in less than a quarter of an hour, the party landed. With a simultaneou; expression of surprise and admiration, they paused. The Abbey of Moycullen, after the lapse of ages, still preserved all its beautiful.Gothic forms; and, submitting more to the aggressions of time, than of man (though grey and mosscovered, mouldering and decayed), still exhibited a most striking'and picturesque exterior. The intricacies of the mountain passes; which led to it by land, had probably saved it from the spoliations of Cromwell's soldiery; though the ferocious fanatics had penetrated into the deepest gorges of the Galway mountains, wherever monastic establishments had held out the lure of plunder." The curiously-ribbed oakroof ofthe church, with its arched and ornamented entrance of the Saxon Gothic, its great window, perfect in its delicate tracery, and recently filled with stained glass, togetherwith its belfry and cloisters, were in the highest preservation; while, lying partly in ruin, were still visible the old refectory, chauntry, and cells of its once opulent community; and " Not very far from Moycullen, at Aughnanure, twenty-seven priests were put to death by the Cromwellites. I; modern building, which harmonized externally with the rest, had been built by the late Count O'Flahcrty, and was now the more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530578
  • 9781236530578