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Through this world, whether eastward or west.
ward you roam, . When a cupto the smile of dear woman goes
round. Oh! remember the smile which adorns hier at
in England the garden of beauty is kept
By a dragon of Prudery, placed within call; But so oft this unamiable dragon has slept,
That the garden's but carelessly watch'd after all. Oh! they want the wild sweet-briery fence,
Which round the flowers of Erin dwells. Which warns the touch while winning the sense,
Nor charms us least when it most repels. Then remember, wherever your goblet is crown'd. Through this world whether eastward or west
ward you roamn, When a cup to the smile of dear woman goes round, Oh! remember the smile which adorns her at
kome. . .
i France, when the heart of a woman sets sail,
On the ocean of wedlock its fortune to try, love seldom goes far in a vessel so frail, But just pilots her off, and then bids her good
While the daughters of Erin keep the boy
Ever smiling beside his faithful oar, Through billows of woe, and beams of joy,
The same as he look'd when he left the shore. Then remember, wherever your goblet is crown'd, Through this world whether eastward or west
ward you roam, When a cup to the smile of dear woman goes
round, Oh! remember the sinile which adorns her at
OH! WEEP FOR THE HOUR.
AIR- Unknown. I
I OH! weep for the hour,
When to Eveleen's bower, The Lord of the Valley with false vows came.
i Qur claim to this air has been disputed; but they who are best acquainted with national melodies pronounce I to he Irish. It is generally known by the name of The I retty Girl of Derby, 0!»
The Moon lid her light
From the Heavens that night,
From the chaste cold Moon,
But none will see the day
When the clouds shall pass away, Which that dark hour left upon Eveleen's fame.
The white snow lay
On the narrow path-wav
On the white snow's tint
The next sun's ray
Soon melted away Ev'ry trace on the path where the false lord came;
But there's a light above,
Which aloe. can remove
Let Erin remember the days of old,
Ere her faithless sons betray'd her, When Malachi wore the collar of gold:
Which he won from her proud invader;
Vlien lier kings with standard of green unfurla,
1a This brought on an encounter between Malachi (the monarch of Ireland in the roth century) and the Danes, in which Malachi defeated two of their champions, whom he encountered successively, hand to hand, taking a collar of gold from the neck of one, and carrying off the sword of the other, as trophies of his victory.»
Warner's History of Ireland, vol, i, book o
2 « Military orders of knights were very early estáblished in Ireland : long before the birth of Christ we Gnd an hereditary order of chivalry in Ulster, called 'uraidke na Craoibhe ruidh, or the Knights of the Red
On Lough Neaghs bank as the fisherman strays,
When the clear cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days In the weave beneath him shining!
Thus shall Memory often in dreams sublime,
Catch a glimpse of the days that are over; Thus sighing look through the waves of Time
For the long-faded glories they cover.
Branch ; from their chief seat in Emania, aajoining to the Palace of the Ulster kings, called Teagh na Craoibhe ruadh, or the Academy of the Red Branch; and contiguous to which was a large hospital, founded for the sick knights and soldiers, called Bron-bhearg' or the House of the Sorrowful Soldier. » ..
O'Halloran's Introduction, etc. part. i, chap. 5.
1 It was an old tradition in the time of Giraldus, that Lough Neaglı had been originally a fountain, by. whose sudden overflowing the country was inundated, and a whole region, like the Atlantis of Plato, overwhelmed. He says, that fishermen, in clear weather, used to point out to strangers the tall ecclesiastical towers under water :-( Piscatores aquæ illius turres ecclesiasti, cas quæ more patriæ arctæ sunt et altæ necnon et rom tundæ, sub undis manifeste, sereno tempore conspiciunt et extraneis transeuntibus reique causas admirantibus frequenter ostendunt. »
Topogr. Hib. Dist. 3, c. 9