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Columbanus, the Celt; A Tale of the Sixth Century

by Walter Thomas Leahy | 22 May 2012
PAPERBACK
Category: Other Books
Synopsis
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill Lough Erne Where once our fathers offered praise and prayer, And sacrifice sublime; Where rose upon the incense-breathing air, The chant of olden time, Now, amid arches mouldering to the earth The boding night-owl raves; And pleasure-parties dance in idle mirth, O'er the forgotten graves. FOLLOWING the custom which prevailed among the Irish nobility in those times, Columban, in his sixteenth year, passed from the gentle care of his mother to the strict discipline of a master?a man whose learning, piety, and firm will made him an ideal instructor of youth. This man was Father Smell, a holy priest, xvho, about twenty years previously, had established a school at Cluain-Inis, on the banks of Lough Erne, the fame of which school was spreading rapidly throughout Leinster. Besides, Father Sinell was a distant relative of the boy's mother. This was another reason for selecting his school. So it was decided that Columban should be placed at Cluain-Inis, where, with other youths of his own age, he would find that emulation necessary for the development of his natural gifts. It was early in September when Columban passed out of his father's rath and on to the great road that led to Cavan, and thence to Lough Erne. The parting struggle from his mother and sister was long and painful, as this was his first separation from them. His elder brother Carthon and his father accompanied him as far as the great road, and when they reached the crossroads they bade him Godspeed and returned to their work. But when Columban at a turn of the road caught the last glimpse of Rath Connall, and remembered that it would be many months till he could revisit his home, a big tear stole into his eye. This he quickly brushed away and then hurried onward. Nor was he alone on the r...
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill Lough Erne Where once our fathers offered praise and prayer, And sacrifice sublime; Where rose upon the incense-breathing air, The chant of olden time, Now, amid arches mouldering to the earth The boding night-owl raves; And pleasure-parties dance in idle mirth, O'er the forgotten graves. FOLLOWING the custom which prevailed among the Irish nobility in those times, Columban, in his sixteenth year, passed from the gentle care of his mother to the strict discipline of a master?a man whose learning, piety, and firm will made him an ideal instructor of youth. This man was Father Smell, a holy priest, xvho, about twenty years previously, had established a school at Cluain-Inis, on the banks of Lough Erne, the fame of which school was spreading rapidly throughout Leinster. Besides, Father Sinell was a distant relative of the boy's mother. This was another reason for selecting his school. So it was decided that Columban should be placed at Cluain-Inis, where, with other youths of his own age, he would find that emulation necessary for the development of his natural gifts. It was early in September when Columban passed out of his father's rath and on to the great road that led to Cavan, and thence to Lough Erne. The parting struggle from his mother and sister was long and painful, as this was his first separation from them. His elder brother Carthon and his father accompanied him as far as the great road, and when they reached the crossroads they bade him Godspeed and returned to their work. But when Columban at a turn of the road caught the last glimpse of Rath Connall, and remembered that it would be many months till he could revisit his home, a big tear stole into his eye. This he quickly brushed away and then hurried onward. Nor was he alone on the r...
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780217194884
Format - PAPERBACK
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Published - 22/05/2012
Categories - All, Books, Other Books
No. of Pages - 98
Weight - 402
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Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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