Letters from an Irish student in England to his father in Ireland, Volume 1

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W. Lewis, 1809
 

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Page 61 - Will I upon thy party wear this rose : And here I prophesy ; — This brawl to-day Grown to this faction, in the Temple garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white, A thousand souls to death and deadly night.
Page 227 - Who but must laugh, if such a man there be? Who would not weep, if Atticus were he?
Page 43 - It is proper for a woman, after her husband's death to burn herself in the fire with his corpse...
Page 49 - I wish you every blessing, friends, in your residence in your country, with success in teaching this bad land, this foolish land, this wicked land, this land which is ignorant of good, this land that knoweth not the true God,' this regardless land. ' Friends, I wish you health and prosperity, may I also live, and may Jehovah save us all.
Page 49 - Friends, I hope you also will consent to my request, which is this : I wish you to send a great number of men, women, and children here. Friends, send also property, and cloth for us, and we also will adopt English customs. Friends, send also plenty of muskets and powder ; for wars are frequent in our country.
Page 50 - tis what I fully acquiesce in. 'Tis a common thing for people not to understand at first, but your object is good, and I fully consent to it, and shall cast off all evil customs. ' What I say is truth, and no lie, it is the real truth.
Page 110 - She then fixed her eyes on the corner of the ceiling, and said, " There he is, aye, there he is ; come, good Devil, come ; take me away. You said you would dash my brains out ; come, do it quickly. I am yours ; I will be yours. Come just now ; take me away.
Page 109 - Six days ago you might have helped me. But it is past. I am the devil's now. I have given myself to him. His I am. Him I must serve. With him I must go to hell. I will be his. I will serve him. I will go with him to hell. I cannot be saved. I will not be saved. I must, I will, I will be damned.
Page 46 - ... on the top ; by the side of the door stood a man with a lighted brand. From the time the woman appeared, to the taking up of the body to convey it into the pile, might occupy a space of half an hour, which was employed in prayer with the Brahmins, in attention to those who stood near her, and conversation with her relations.
Page 46 - When the body was taken up, she followed cíese to it, attended by the chief bramin ; and when it was deposited in the pile, she bowed to all around her, and entered without speaking. The moment she entered, the door was closed ; the fire was put to the combustibles, which instantly flamed, and immense quantities of dried wood and other matters were thrown upon it.

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