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CONTENTS.

No. XXII.-June 1.

Ancient Irish BIOGRAPHY, No. XXIV :--Cormac Mac

Cuillenan...

....... 187

ILLUSTRATIONS or Intsu TOPOGRAPHY, No. XXII:-

On Anxiety.....

Killaloe..by J.D. with Engraving, after a Drawing, by

........ 188

Cormac's Chapel, on the Rock of Cashel, with a Draw-

Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H. A. from a sketch by G. H.

ing .......

189

..................... 169

A Legend of Pulcahil....

190

NCIENT IRISH BIOGRAPHY, No. XXII:-Malachy I. 171 Similarity of Sugar and Starch...

191

The County Wexford and its Peasantry, with humorous

Effects of Ivy on Trees......

192

Wood Engraving, Designed by Samuel Lover, Esq. Service-Berry Spirit....

R.H. A........

173 | Spirit from the Apple of the Potato.............

Phenomeng of Heat.-No. II....

Mechanical Power of Coals...

192

Executors..............

175

Machinery for making Cider and Perry

176

No. XXV.-JUNE 22.

Ingenuity of the Wasp in procuring Food

176

Flattery ..........

176 ILLUSTRATIONS OF Irish TOPOGRAPHY, No. XXV:-

To Preservo Eggs.....

176 Limerick, by J. D, with Engraving, after a Drawing,

by Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H. A. from a sketch by

No. XXIII.—JUNE 8.

G. H. Pitt, Esq................................. 193

ANCIENT IR18h BIOGRAPHY, No. XXV:--Callaghan,

ILLUSTRATIONS OF IRISh TOPOGRAPHY, No. XXIII :-

King of Munster............

Portumna, by J. D. with Engraving, after a Draw-

ing, by Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H. A. from a sketch by

Tales-Characteristic, and descriptive of the manners,

G. H. Pitt, Esq.......................

177

customs and superstitions of our Peasantry- the

Wake-No. I. by G. J. with a humorous Wood En-

ANCIENT IRISH BIOGRAPHY, No. XXIII:-Hugh VI.

graving, designed by Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H. A 197

| Logic .......................................... 200

African Tiger .................................... 200

ILLUSTRATIONS OF NATIONAL PROVERBS, No. X:--

“Never bowlt your Door with a boiled Carrot,” by

The Nostrils........

........................ 200

Samuel Lover, Esq. R.H. A. with humorous Wood

Gathering of Medicinal Roots ......

Engraving, from a design by same................

No. XXVI.-June 29.

The History of Cutlery Manufacture......

The Three Homes.....

ILLUSTRATIONS OF IRISh TOPOGRAPHY, No. XXVI:-

Worse and Worse...........................

Boyle, by J. D. with two Engravings, Drawn by Cap-

tain Robertson ......

........... 201

No. XXIV.-June 15.

Edmund Kean, the Actor, with Engraving, after a

Drawing, by Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H.A.......... 204

ILLUSTRATIONS OF IRIsr: TOPOGRAPHY, No. XXIV:-

The Manufacture of Knives.................

207

Castleconnel, by J. D. with Engraving, after a Draw. Utility of Wire-Gauze............................ 208

ing, by Samuel Lover, Esq. R. H. A. from a sketch | Value of Ingenuity and Industry..

208

by G. H. Pitt, Esq............................ 185 Our First Volume......

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Sketched for the Irish Penny 'Magazine, by SAMUEL LOV RR, Esq. R. H. A.
TO THE EDITORS OF THE IRISH PENNY MAGAZINE.

It has its courses of every science, except those which might be

materially useful; it has its lectures on all history but that of Sirs- I have often and deeply regretted that Irish literature the country with which its members are to be legally and conshould be so long consigned to utter oblivion. Every capability stitutionally connected. But I trust the day is not far distant of the sister island has been developed ; every epoch of its when our venerated “Alma Mater" shall be redeemed from history has its annalist; every townland its historian; every ruin this reproach, and the inestimable treasures of her library and its individual antiquary; yet, even in this age of intellectual manuscript room from oblivion and decay. advancement, although Ireland offers an abundance of interest. In the series of “Topographical Notices" which I have sei ing subjects, authentic evidences, and accessible materials, no apart from my compilations for your Magazine, I have selected high road has been opened to her history, and all knowledge i all that I thought could be generally useful, or interesting in

of those revolutions which, as a popular Review (Edinburgh, reference to the subjects chosen,mas to the local situations and ' vol. xlvi. p. 433,) remarks,“ hold out lessons far more pre advantages, their natural or artificial curiosities, the eminent

cious, far morc forcible, and far more immediately applicable persons who have been born or resided within them, &c. In * than all that is elsewhere recorded in the annals of mankind," the instances of bishoprics, their incomes, patronage, records,

is yet only snatched in paths and bye-ways, a fatality the more &c. shall be set forth; in those of parishes, the nature of the singular, as there is no other point of literature, regarding the benefice shall be shewn, whether rectory, vicarage, or curacy,

British Empire, so novel, so natural, so needed.- Even our in what diocese, in whose gift, what sum, if any, it contri* only Irish University has been founded in a spirit that ex butes to the first fruits, the acreable extent of the parish, its

duded native literature. The anathema still continues. It population, superficial appearance, and general description; its has its professorships of every language, but that which is liability to, or exemption from tithes, the architecture and most essentially necessary for communicating with the people. state of the churches, chapels, abbeys, &c., within its scope,

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