Thomas Fitz-Gerald; The Lord of Offaley. a Romance of the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

Thomas Fitz-Gerald; The Lord of Offaley. a Romance of the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...boy! fill it. Now begin, bard!" CHAPTER X. You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting With most admired disorder. Macbeth. The measure which De Nelan immediately sang aloud, was a love song of the golltraidach, or festive species of musical composition; but the warrior of the north did not seem harmonized to the humaner disposition of domestic happiness which it tended to excite. When he had finished his career of song--" Your minstrelsy, De Nelan," whispered Kildare, " hath been as an opiate to our weary kinsman." O'Neill however only slept while the music played. As it paused he started back into life. "Ha, cousin, you are not I believe of that monarch's mind, that crowned Hesiod's song of peace before the war hymn of old Homer. The gathering cry had been better suited to your taste." "I confess I had rather hear my clansmen shout the Lamh-dearg-a-boo; at any rate I hope my memory will be sung in a better language...": '. 1; "Nay, it were but good dealing not to defraud him of his right, at least it was well harped..."., -.- .--;, r..r ': "Ay, but that verbiage of the Sassenach; their. poetry is in chains, shackled with womanly' rhymes--it should not be the better for transplanting.--My curse be upon him who learns it!.": .-i ';.'.' "Good, my lord," appealed lord Thomas to his father, "he drinketh not his wine or he would not be so moody with the productions of foreign countries";' "Thou, boy, shouldst not attaint me for defending Irish. Thou wert long enough at, dame Parese's breast, to get a good smack of it thyself." 'i'. "Come, come, like our ancestors of Tara, let us feast first and argue after; we must teach you to drink by...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492196
  • 9781236492197