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By W. B. Yeats

ISBN-10: 0203995066

ISBN-13: 9780203995068

ISBN-10: 0415289823

ISBN-13: 9780415289825

In 1895 the thirty-year-old W.B. Yeats, already validated as one among Ireland's major poets and folklorists, released this impressive choice of Irish verse as a part of his crusade to set up a practice of Irish poetry healthy for the sunrise of a brand new age in Ireland's heritage. This Routledge Classics version, entire with a particularly commissioned advent through acclaimed author and critic John Banville, is key analyzing for all who savour stable literature.

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And for this I was true to you, Soggarth aroon, In love they’ll never shake, When for old Ireland’s sake, We a true part did take, Soggarth aroon! John Banim 17 18 james clarence mangan DARK ROSALEEN From the Irish O my Dark Rosaleen, Do not sigh, do not weep! The priests are on the ocean green. They march along the deep. There’s wine from the royal Pope, Upon the ocean green; And Spanish ale shall give you hope, My Dark Rosaleen! My own Rosaleen! Shall glad your heart, shall give you hope, Shall give you health, and help, and hope, My Dark Rosaleen!

That cheek in the summer sun Ne’er shall grow warm; Nor that eye e’er catch light, But the flash of the storm. A curse, blessed ocean, Is on thy green water, From the haven of Cork To Ivera of slaughter: Since thy billows were dyed With the red wounds of fear Of Muiertach Oge, Our O’Sullivan Bear! Jeremiah Joseph Callanan 13 14 george darley LOVE SONG Sweet in her green dell the flower of beauty slumbers, Lulled by the faint breezes sighing through her hair; Sleeps she and hears not the melancholy numbers Breathed to my sad lute ’mid the lonely air.

That cheek in the summer sun Ne’er shall grow warm; Nor that eye e’er catch light, But the flash of the storm. A curse, blessed ocean, Is on thy green water, From the haven of Cork To Ivera of slaughter: Since thy billows were dyed With the red wounds of fear Of Muiertach Oge, Our O’Sullivan Bear! Jeremiah Joseph Callanan 13 14 george darley LOVE SONG Sweet in her green dell the flower of beauty slumbers, Lulled by the faint breezes sighing through her hair; Sleeps she and hears not the melancholy numbers Breathed to my sad lute ’mid the lonely air.

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