"I sat upon the rustic seat --
The seat an aged bay-tree crowns --
And saw outspreading from our feet
The golden glory of the Downs.
The furze-crowned heights, the glorious glen,
The white-walled chapel glistening near,
The house of God, the homes of men,
The fragrant hay, the ripening ear."
Denis Florence McCarthy.
THE OLD HALL, DEVORGILLA,
Vale of the Boyne.
WE have now lived in each of Ireland's four provinces: Leinster, Munster, Ulster, and Connaught, but the confines of these provinces, and their number, have changed several times since the beginning of history. In A. D. 130 the Milesian monarchy was restored in the person of Tuathal (Too 'hal) the Legitimate. Over each of the Irish provinces was a ri or king, and there was also over all Ireland an Ard-ri or supreme monarch who lived at Tara up to the time of its abandonment in the sixth century. Before Tuathal's
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Publication information: Book title: Penelope's Progress. Contributors: Kate Douglas Wiggin - Author. Publisher: The Riverside Press. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1901. Page number: 263.
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