An Extract of Reflection
The meanderings of a muddled mind
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Fifty Years of Belfast Life (1866-1917) part 41
By “THE MAN IN THE STREET.” XLI If the riots of ’86 were a revelation of savagery and brutality on the part of the people and, I will a...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Fifty Years of Belfast Life (1866-1917) part 40
By “THE MAN IN THE STREET.” XL My mind and my inquiries are still associated with 1886. I have now to refer to one of the darkest of th...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Our homes in these Western Islands, the land of the brave and the free, Are encompassed by mountains and rivers, and valleys delightful...
Sunday, 2 April 2017
Templepatrick Graveyard, Donaghadee, Co. Down
Last year I made a little visit to Templepatrick graveyard which is on the seaward side of the road from Donaghadee to Millisle. Although...
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Fifty Years of Belfast Life (1816-1917) part 39
By “THE MAN IN THE STREET.” XXXIX “The earth moves, nevertheless,” Galileo reported to have said after he had compulsorily declared to ...
Sunday, 26 March 2017
The Dying Soldier's Thoughts
Out on the battlefield, thickly strewn with dead! Ere the twilight fades to night, a soldier sinks to rest; Hush! he speaks, tho’ low ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Fifty Years of Belfast Life (1866-1917) part 38
By “THE MAN IN THE STREET.” XXXVIII Last week I referred to the visit of Lord Randolph Churchill, which his opponents said was of an in...
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