Danta Aodhagain Ui Rathaille; The Poems of Egan O'Rahilly, to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Illustrating Their Subjects and Languages

Danta Aodhagain Ui Rathaille; The Poems of Egan O'Rahilly, to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Illustrating Their Subjects and Languages

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...And may we see the time when all of his race who survive shall lie beneath stones like thee. Lo! this dead man, alas, who subdued not his will; i0 Woe to him who abandoned the Son of God and did not weep like Peter; His death is no loss, and those whom he killed not are the richer for it; But he, for one, is dead as regards both soul and body. Many dead did he do to death, he who lies in death beneath thee, 0 stone! Woe to the dead man who should live with the secrets of his heart; A dead man who slew the dead, and changed not his ways, And this dead is now dead sucked down into Acheron. XX. THE ASSEMBLY OF MUNSTERMEN. In my 'wanderings among the fairy mansions, throughout Munster Went I, in the winter that has just passed; With me there were Tuathal O'Rinn, and Gordall O'Quinn, And hosts of Munster men in their company; There were druids, and magicians, the noble, and the lowly, In their various colours of green, of yellow, and of blue; Nor did the band wear any other covering by night, Than silken coverlets from the ears of their head to their feet. There were O'Neill, and O'Donnell, and O'Connor, and their hosts, t o MacCarthy Mor, and MacCriomhthain, There was the lord of Tyrone, the true O'Brien of the Borumha, MacCahan, MacGillycuddy, and many besides; There were three score festive bands, nine score apartments, And thrice ten crowned monarchs from over the main; But King George was not there nor any of his family, Taking part with us, or present with us, or in our company. There was Brown from Lough Lein, and Brown from Eile, The Duke, and his relatives, in full muster; There was De Burgh, De Lacy, O'Dowd, and Keating, 20 And De Courcy, who obtained sway in the province of Ulster. From London comes a clown, cantankerous, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789385
  • 9781236789389