A Summer Visit to Ireland in 1846

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Page 122 - Love came, and brought sorrow Too soon in his train ; Yet so sweet, that to-morrow 'Twere welcome again. Though misery's full measure My portion should be, I would drain it with pleasure If poured out by thee.
Page 132 - Ireland's slavery, Soggarth Aroon ? Why not her poorest man, Soggarth Aroon, Try and do all he can, Soggarth Aroon, Her commands to fulfil Of his own heart and will, Side by side with you still, Soggarth Aroon ? Loyal and brave to you, Soggarth Aroon...
Page 284 - By the groans that ascend from your forefathers' grave, For their country thus left to the brute and the slave, Drive the demon of bigotry home to his den, And where Britain made brutes now let Erin make men. Let my sons like the leaves of the shamrock unite, A partition of sects from one footstalk of right, Give each his full share of the earth and the sky, Nor fatten the slave where the serpent would die.* Alas ! for poor...
Page 132 - Who on the marriage day, Soggarth aroon, Made the poor cabin gay, Soggarth aroon ? And did both laugh and sing, Making our hearts to ring, At the poor christening, Soggarth aroon...
Page 283 - When Erin first rose from the dark swelling flood, God blessed the green island, and saw it was good ; The Em'rald of Europe, it sparkled and shone, In the ring of the world, the most precious stone.
Page 290 - My boyish ear still clung to hear Of Erin's pride of yore, — Ere Norman foot had dared pollute Her independent shore — Of chiefs, long dead, who rose to head Some gallant patriot few ; Till all my aim on earth became To strike one blow for you, Dear land — To strike one blow for you. What path is best your rights to wrest Let other heads divine ; By work or word, with voice or sword, To follow them be mine. The breast that zeal and hatred steel, No terrors can subdue ; If death should come,...
Page 122 - You, who call it dishonour to bow to this flame, If you've eyes, look but on her, and blush while you blame. Hath the pearl less whiteness because of its birth? Hath the violet less brightness for growing near earth?
Page 284 - Erin be strong ! but be gentle as brave ! And uplifted to strike, be still ready to save ! Let no feeling of vengeance presume to defile The cause of, or men of, the Emerald Isle The cause it is good, and the men they are true, And the green shall outlive both the Orange and Blue ! And the triumphs of...
Page 284 - O sons of green Erin ! lament o'er the time When Religion was war, and our Country a crime ; When man in God's image inverted his plan, And moulded his God in the image of man ; When the...
Page 281 - ... el almaizar que le labres y la manga que le bordes, y se ponga el de su amiga con la cifra de su nombre, a quien le dé los cautivos...

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