A Book of Hours

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byEllen Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FROM LOUGH NEAGH TO LOUGH FOTLE IT might be assumed that anyone knows where Lough Neagh is, but false postulate. It is in the heart of Ulster--bordering on five counties, Tyrone, Dury, Antrim, Down, Armagh, and is the largest lake in the United Kingdom. The Irish are not perfectly acquainted with it. "Is the water salt?" "Nay, man alive, dinna ye ken, that an interior lake of this size were it salt would be the world's wonder?" Its surface is little diversified, having only one island of any size, Ram Island, and its shores are not picturesque. But whether one may locate the lake, everyone knows its origin, from a spring with miraculous power of overflowing if the stone cover were not properly replaced. A woman that had heard her crying child and ran to it, lifted the cover of the spring to look beneath and forgot to put it back, hence the inundated country, submerged towns, and towers for twenty miles, and where the places were, Lough Neagh is! This is the commonest version, known by everyone and credited by many. Moore's lines have fixed the legend ineradicably. On Lough Neagh's banks as the fisherman strays When the clear soft eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days In the wave beneath him shining. This is the meager legend that accounts for Lough Neagh. Few enough of the northern peasants have heard an elaboration of the story which I am going to give you. There is in Dublin, in the possession of the Royal Irish Academy, a book called the " Book of the Dun Cow." It is the oldest manuscript book of miscellaneous literature of Ireland. It was transcribed from older books by a learned scribe in 1106. It is mutilated, but one hundred and thirty-four large vellum pages now remain, of poetry, stories, biographies--all kinds of literature. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FROM LOUGH NEAGH TO LOUGH FOTLE IT might be assumed that anyone knows where Lough Neagh is, but false postulate. It is in th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217156479

ISBN - 13:9780217156479

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