Poems of Ireland. to Which Is Added 'Lover's Metrical Tales'

Poems of Ireland. to Which Is Added 'Lover's Metrical Tales'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs of Sion. How shall we sing the Lord's song: in a strange land? If I forget thee, 0 Jerusalem: let my right hand forget her cunning." And thus the minstrel king--the smitcr of the giant--the warrior poet, thanks the Lord of Hosts for the gift of a courageous manhood: --"Blessed be the Lord, my strength: who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight." THE IRISHMAN. James Our. Air--" Vive La." James Orr was one of those "Men of the North" celebrated in that remarkable volume of vigorous verse, "The Spirit of the Nation." He was a journeyman weaver. Now, weavers have been down in the market ever sines the invention of looms--Shakespeare talks ironically of drawing "three souls out of one weaver." But our Ulster weaver redeemed the credit of his class by his deeds. That he wrote good verses the following lines prove; and he fought at the battle of Antrim, in 1798--so that he had the true spirit of the old Troubadours in him, being equally ready to wield the pen or the sword. In short, he had a soul for business, a soul for poetry, and a soul for fighting;--so that he may have been the very weaver Shakespeare had in his prophetic eye--" in a fine frenzy rolling "--when he spoke of drawing three souls out of one weaver. The savage loves his native shore, Though rude the soil, and chill the air; Then well may Erin's sons adore Their isle which nature formed so fair. What flood reflects a shore so sweet As Shannon great, or pastoral Bann? Or who a friend or foe can meet So generous as an Irishman? His hand is rash, his heart is warm, But honesty is still his guide; None more repents a deed of harm, And none forgives with nohler pride: He may be...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612469
  • 9781236612465