A Hero of Donegal, Dr. William Smyth

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Isbister, limited, 1902 - Donegal (Ireland : County) - 145 pages
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Page 149 - was the name given by the romantic and sorrowful imagination of the Irish to those exiled sons of Ireland who, after Limerick and the Boyne, migrated in their thousands over seas, and fought against England in half the armies of the Continent. They avenged Limerick at Fontenoy, and were still — under Napoleon — fighting out the issues of 1689, when the nineteenth century...
Page 76 - It has been said that no man is a hero to his valet ; and all the world saw as much of Louis the Fourteenth as his valet could see.
Page 148 - Edition is now in the press. That it is a remarkable book would be sufficiently guaranteed by the remarkable personality of the author ; but is further proven not only by its great sale but by the opinions of the critics : Church Times : " No one will be able to read this book without feeling that a very real insight is here given into the principles of true life as inculcated by Christ in His Miracles, and that we have, in its truest and best sense, an original treatment of those works of power.
Page 149 - Mr. STOPFORD BROOKE says of it: " The ' Wild Geese ' was the name given by the romantic and sorrowful imagination of the Irish to the exiles who, like the wild birds and with their wailing cry, migrated to the Continent before and after the Battle of Aughrim, and the surrender of Limerick in 1691. . . . Their history is full of romantic episodes. They never lost the love ..of their country, and the sorrow of the exile was always in their hearts. . . . No words that I have read have realised with...
Page 152 - It is not too much to say that in The God of His Fathers Jack London has made good his claim to be ranked as one of the very small band of men and women who can write good short stories in the English language.
Page 152 - ISBISTER & CO., Ltd., 15 & 16 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, WC JUST PUBLISHED.
Page 151 - A delightful contribution to our steadily increasing store of Irish folk-tales." THE OUTLOOK says: " Seumas MacManus has compiled a delightful book, and we hope that he will go on being Shanachy to us for a long time." THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS says: " A delightful book, appropriately and amusingly illustrated by Verbek.
Page 149 - ... the love of their country, and the sorrow of the exile was always in their hearts. . . . No words that I have read have realised with more insight and sympathy the temper of these daring, high-bred, honourable, reckless, and sorrowful men than those with which Miss Lawless has clothed the bitterness of their exile, their passion for fighting, and their longing for their native land.'* " As critics of poetry we entirely agree with Mr. Stopford Brooke's high opinion of these lyrics ; and as men...
Page 24 - He was one of a family of eight, five boys and three girls — he was the youngest of the boys and youngest but one of the family.
Page 148 - There is a strenuous directness and an intense devoutness which give singular power to these pages."—Critical Review.

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