The Broken Sword Of Ulster; A Brief Relation Of The Events Of One Of The Most Stirring And…

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byRichard Cuninghame

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI Early in summer 1606, a very lively interest in the affairs of Ulster began to possess the people of the Scottish shire of Ayr. Other parts of Scotland caught the infection of the hunger for Irish land which began to spread abroad. This was followed by a steady movement of enterprising persons towards the shores of Ireland. By some of the cautious folk about Irvine or Kilwinning, this invasion of Ulster was regarded as a hazardous adventure. They had heard of wolves and wood-kerns, one as ferocious as the other; and it seemed to them that their friends and kindred were rushing into fearful peril in that wild Irish wilderness. There were people enough, notwithstanding--whose spirit of enterprise, or of greed, laughed at such suggestions--to people and replenish the fertile lands of Ards. And so they came--the pioneers of a settlement which was to shape in coming ages, in some degree at least, the destinies of Ireland. Of the leading Scottish immigrants who came with the Laird of Braidstane into Ulster, some were owners of broad lands in Scotland; some of them had need to push their fortune, and although they might fail to procure estates, they would hold and till as tenants the fertile holms in a land that was only waiting for the plough. The Scotsman is sagacious, and knows that pride of birth is scarcely so conducive to his comfort as bawbees. He loves the home of his progenitors and the prestige of his race, but prefers to the husks of ancient memories a well-won competence under a roof-tree of his own. The land in which the Scots were about to make their home was little better than a wilderness. War had done its desolating work. That part of Ireland seems to have been almost uninhabited.1 There was scarcely a vestige of the handiwork of man. ...

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI Early in summer 1606, a very lively interest in the affairs of Ulster began to possess the people of the Scottish sh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217068529

ISBN - 13:9780217068529

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