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A Book of Irish Verse by W. B. Yeats

A BOOK OF IRISH VERSE

A BOOK OF

IRISH VERSE

SELECTED FROM MODERN WRITERS WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY W.B. YEATS

METHUEN AND CO. 36 ESSEX STREET, W.C. LONDON 1900

_Revised Edition_

W.H. WHITE AND CO. LTD. RIVERSIDE PRESS, EDINBURGH

TO THE MEMBERS

OF

THE NATIONAL LITERARY SOCIETY OF DUBLIN

AND THE

IRISH LITERARY SOCIETY OF LONDON CONTENTS

PAGE

Preface xiii

Modern Irish Poetry xvii

Old Age _Oliver Goldsmith_ (1725-1774) 1

The Village Preacher " " " " 2

The Deserter's Meditation _John Philpot Curran_ (1750--1817) 3

'Thou canst not boast' _Richard Brinsley Sheridan_ (1751-1816) 4

Kathleen O'More _James Nugent Reynolds_ ( -1802) 5

The Groves of Blarney _Richard Alfred Milliken_ (1767-1815) 6

The Light of other Days _Thomas Moore_ (1779-1852) 10

'At the Mid Hour of Night' " " " " 11

The Burial of Sir John Moore _Rev. Charles Wolfe_ (1791-1823) 12

The Convict of Clonmel _Jeremiah Joseph Callanan_ (1795-1839) 14

The Outlaw of Loch Lene " " " 16

Dirge of O'Sullivan Bear " " " 17

Love Song _George Darley_ (1795-1846) 20

The Whistlin' Thief _Samuel Lover_ (1797-1868) 22

Soggarth Aroon _John Banim_ (1798-1842) 24

Dark Rosaleen _James Clarence Mangan_ (1803-1849) 27

Lament for the Princes of Tyrone and Tyrconnell " " " 31 A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald " " " 41


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