The Saxon in Ireland : Or, The Rambles of an Englishman in Search of a Settlement in the West of Ireland ; with Frontispiece and Map

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Сторінка 30 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Сторінка 50 - Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course ; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
Сторінка 134 - And oft the craggy cliff he loved to climb, When all in mist the world below was lost — What dreadful pleasure ! there to stand sublime, Like shipwrecked mariner on desert coast...
Сторінка 156 - While scourged by famine from the smiling land, The mournful peasant leads his humble band; And while he sinks, without one arm to save, The country blooms - a garden and a grave.
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Сторінка 232 - is a black spongy moor of rotten vegetable matter," but the bogs of Ireland " consist of inert vegetable matter, covered more or less with unproductive vegetables, and containing a large quantity of stagnant water." The difference between these soils is, that the rotten vegetable matter of the one produces unrivalled crops of grass, corn, &c. while the inert vegetable matter of the other, throws out no kind of plant useful to man. The...

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