SWADDLERS. The term “Swaddler,” used by the Roman Catholics of Ireland to describe Protestants, had this origin:– “It happened that Cennick, preaching on Christmas-day, took for his text these words from St. Luke’s Gospel– ‘And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.’ […]

God Help the Husband Then!

In name, in shape, in quality, This Well is very quaint; The name, to lot of Kayne befell, No over-holy saint. The shape, four trees of divers kind, Withy, oak, elm, and ash, Make with their roots an arched roof, Whose floor this spring doth wash. The quality that man or wife, Whose chance, or […]