The Glories of Ireland

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Joseph Dunn, Patrick Joseph Lennox
Phoenix, Limited, 1914 - 357 pages

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Page 314 - And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings ; There midnight 's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet's wings.
Page 281 - Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way, With blossomed furze unprofitably gay, There, in his noisy mansion, skilled to rule, The village master taught his little school.
Page 65 - ... there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish ; or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof although it be against themselves; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law, when upon just cause they do desire it.
Page 324 - O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full.
Page 279 - The elf-queen, with hir joly companye, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede; This was the olde opinion, as I rede. I speke of manye hundred yeres ago; But now can no man see none elves mo. For now the grete charitee and...
Page 150 - Irish troops to cut the throats of the Americans ; that he called these butchers " armed negotiators," and stood with a metaphor in his mouth, and a bribe in his pocket, a champion against the rights of America, the only hope of Ireland, and the only refuge of the liberties of mankind.
Page 87 - THE pillar towers of Ireland, how wondrously they stand By the lakes and rushing rivers through the valleys of our land ; In mystic file, through the isle, they Lift their heads sublime, These gray old pillar temples, these conquerors of time...
Page 315 - AH, see the fair chivalry come, the companions of Christ! White Horsemen, who ride on white horses, the Knights of God ! They, for their Lord and their Lover who sacrificed All, save the sweetness of treading, where He first trod! These through the darkness of death, the dominion of night, Swept, and they woke in white places at morning tide: They saw with their eyes, and sang for joy of the sight. They saw with their eyes the Eyes of the Crucified. Now, whithersoever He goeth, with...
Page x - Irish hope exceeds the dimensions of that power, excels its authority, and renews with each generation the claims of the last. The cause that begets this indomitable persistency, the faculty of preserving through centuries of misery the remembrance of lost liberty, this surely is the noblest cause men ever strove for, ever lived for, ever died for.
Page 313 - FATHER O'FLYNN. Of priests we can offer a charmin' variety, Far renowned for larnin' and piety; Still, I'd advance ye widout impropriety, Father O'Flynn as the flower of them all.

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