Coronation Stone

Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey

Published in a History of England, in
 1855.  Steel engraving with recent hand color
Size 13 x 17 Ref D1409,  Anonymous



"May the Strength of God pilot us, May the wisdom of God instruct
 us, May the hand of God protect us, May the Word of God direct
us, Be always ours this day and for evermore."     St. Patrick



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Coronation Stone

On August 8, 1296 the Scottish Coronation Stone, 'the Stone of Destiny', was removed from Scone Abbey. The stone was taken on the orders of King Edward I of England and transported to Westminster Abbey, where it was used to crown English monarchs until it was returned to Scotland in 1996. The stone itself is a block of red sandstone, and was said to have been used by Jacob, father of the twelve tribes of Israel, as a pillow.  

Read about this stone, known as Jacob's Pillar in Genesis 28:18

Read More history on the stone here: Stone of Scone

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May the road rise up
and welcome thee,
May the wind always
be upon thy back,
May the sun always
warm thy face,
And may the rain
fall softly on thy fields.




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"Thou King of deeds
and power above,
Thy fishing blessing
pour down on us.
I will cast down my hook,
  the first fish which I bring up,
In the name of Christ,
King of the elements,
the poor shall have it at his wish."




The Shamrock


There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle, 'Twas Saint Patrick himself, sure, that set it; And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile, And with dew from his eye often wet it. It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland, And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.


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Walls for the wind
and a rood for rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart might desire!


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That heaven has kissed
With melody, mirth,
And meadow and mist.









May the Irish hills caress you.
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May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick
behold you.



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