Ireland a Nation

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Dodd, Mead, 1920 - Ireland - 299 pages

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Page 48 - Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Thou art not conquer'd; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there.
Page 130 - I cannot but highly esteem those Gentlemen of Ireland, who, with all the Disadvantages of being Exiles and Strangers, have been able to distinguish themselves by their Valour and Conduct in so many Parts of Europe, I think above all other Nations...
Page 41 - For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed, is the very definition of slavery. But in fact, eleven men well armed will certainly subdue one single man in his shirt.
Page 226 - I speak to my people, and I speak in my people's name to the masters of my people. I say to my people that they are holy, that they are august, despite their chains, That they are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer, That they have but need of courage, and to call on the name of their God, God the unforgetting, the dear God that loves the peoples For whom He died naked, suffering shame.
Page 195 - Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ...
Page 224 - The beauty of the world hath made me sad, This beauty that will pass; Sometimes my heart hath shaken with great joy To see a leaping squirrel in a tree, Or a red lady-bird upon a stalk, Or little rabbits in a field at evening, Lit by a slanting sun...
Page 222 - One man can free a people as one Man redeemed the world. I will take no pike, I will go into the battle with bare hands. I will stand up before the Gall as Christ hung naked before men on the tree ! He moves through them, pulling off
Page 43 - Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the said right claimed by the people of Ireland to be bound only by laws enacted by his Majesty and the Parliament of that kingdom in all cases whatever...
Page 190 - When they chant music to their Father Upon the world's course; That I might see its level sparkling strand. It would be no cause of sorrow; That I might hear the song of the wonderful birds, Source of happiness; That I might hear the thunder of the crowding waves Upon the rocks; That I might hear the roar by the side of the church Of the surrounding sea...
Page 194 - THE stars stand up in the air, The sun and the moon are gone, The strand of its waters is bare, And her sway is swept from the swan. The cuckoo was calling all day, Hid in the branches above, How my storin is fled away, 'Tis my grief that I gave her my love.

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