The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore; With a Memoir Volume . 2

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore; With a Memoir Volume . 2

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...me a choice--a most excellent plan; And--who should this brace of candidates be, But Messrs. O'Mulligan and Magan: --A thing, I suppose, unheard of till then, To dream, at once, of two Irishmen!--That handsome Magan, too, with wings on his shoulders (For all this pass'd in the realms of the Blest), And quite a creature to dazzle beholders; While even O'Mulligan, feather'd and drest As an elderly cherub, was looking his best. Ah Liz, you, who know me, scarce can doubt As to which of the two I singled out. Heathen and Roman Catholics in this neighbourhood (says another missionary for the year 1832) are not indifferent, but withstand, rather than yield to, the force of truth." But--awful to tell--when, all in dread Of losing so bright a vision's charms, I grasp'd at Magan, his image fled, Like a mist, away, and I found but the head Of O'Mulligan, wings and all, in my arms! The Angel had flown to some nest divine, And the elderly Cherub alone was mine! Heigho!--it is certain that foolish Magan Either can't or wo'n't see that he might be the man; And, perhaps, dear--who knows?--if nought bet-ter befall But---O'Mulligan may be the man, after all. N. B. Next week mean to have my first scriptural rout, For the special discussion of matters devout;--Like those soirees, at Pow'rscourt, so justly re-nown'd, round: For the zeal with which doctrine and negus went An account of these Powerscourt Conversaziones (under the direct presidency of Lord Koden), as well as a list of the subjects discussed at the different meetings, may he found in the Christian Herald for the month of December, 1832. The following is a specimen of the nature of the questions submitted to the company: --" Monday evening, Six o'clock, September 24, 1832.--'An examination into...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624947
  • 9781236624949