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THE CABINET

OF

IRISH LITERATURE:

SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF THE

CHIEF POETS, ORATORS, AND PROSE WRITERS

OF IRELAND.

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND LITERARY NOTICES,

BY

CHARLES A. READ, F.R.H.S.,

Author of "Tales and Stories of Irish Life," "Stories from the Ancient Classics," &c.

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LONDON: BLACKIE AND SON, OLD BAILEY;

GLASGOW, EDINBURGH,
AND 89 TALBOT STREET, DUBLIN.

1880.

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GLASGOW: W. G. BLACKIE AND CO., PRINTERS

VILLAFIELD.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

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Portrait-THOMAS MOORE-From the portrait by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A., ... frontispiece.

LADY MORGAN–From the portrait by Rene Theodore Berthon,.....................to face
Rev. THEOBALD MATHEW ("Tather Mathew") From the picture by J. Haverty, ,
JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES—From the portrait by T. Wageman.................... ,
THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS-From an authentic portrait, ............
WILLIAM CARLETON—From the drawing by Charles Grey, R.H.A., ..................
SAMUEL LOVER—From a photograph by Maull and Co., London, ........
FRANCIS S. MAHONY (“Father Prout") From a photograph by Lesage, Dublin,

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GEORGE DARLEY (1785–1846), .........................

A Guilty Conscience (from “Ethelstan"), 39
Song from “Ethelstan,” . . . . . .

The Fairy Court (from “Sylvia"), · ...

DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1862),............... 41

The National Defences, . . . . . . . 44

Abolition of the Lord-lieutenancy of Ireland, 45

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LIEUT.-GEN. SIR CHAS. J. NAPIER (1782-1863), 97 GEORGE PETRIE, LL.D. (1789–1866),.................. 167

Frica the Vala (from “William the Con-

Ancient Irish Ecclesiastical Remains (from

queror"), . . . . . . . . . . . 98

“The Round Towers"), · · · · · · 169

JOHN WILSON CROKER (1780–1857),................ 103 EUGENE O'CURRY (1796-1862), ....................... 171

Revolutionary Sympathy (from " Essays on

Druids and Druidism (from "Manners and

the Guillotine"), . . . . . . . . . 104

Customs of Ancient Erinn"), . . . . 172

A Reply to Macaulay, . . . . . . . . 105 The Old Books of Erinn (from “Lectures "), 173

WILLIAM HAMILTON MAXWELL (1794–1850), ..... 106 WILLIAM ARCHER BUTLER (1814–1848),............ 175

Captain Kennedy's Escape (from “Stories of

The Even-song of the Streams, · .... 176

Waterloo"), . . . . . . . . . . 107

General O'Dogherty's Visitors (from “The HENRY COOKE, D.D., LL.D. (1788–1868), ............ 177

Bivouac"),. . . . . . . . . . . 110 Dr. Cooke and Slavery, . . . . . . . 179

VISCOUNT STRANGFORD (1780–1855),. ... ... ... ... ... 114

On Dr. Chalmers, . . . . . . . . . 180

Canzon Spanish, . . . . . . . . . . 116 Toy

THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS (1815—1845),............. 180

Canzonet, . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

A Night Scene in the Lusiad, . . . . . 116

Lament for the Death of Eoghan Ruadh

O'Neill,. . . . . . . . . .

Rev. THEOBALD MATHEW (1790–1856),............ 117 The Sack of Baltimore, . . . .

The Apostle of Temperance in Dublin, . . 120

Fontenoy,

The Geraldines

Temperance Oration, · · 121

Mairè Bhan a Stoir,. ..

GEORGE CROLY, LL.D. (1780–1860), .................... 122 Oh! the Marriage, ...

The Escape of Naomi (from “Salathiel"), . 123 Tipperary, . . . . . .

Extract from “Catiline,” . . . . . . . 125 A Nation once again, . . .

The Irish Hurrah, · · · · ·

SIR WM. FRANCIS PATRICK NAPIER (1786–1860), 126

My Grave, . . . . . . . . . . .

Assault of Badajos (from "History of the

Oh! for a Steed, . . . . . . . . . . 188

Peninsular War"), . . . . . . . . 127 A Scene in the South, . . . . . . .

JOHN D. FRASER (1809–1840), ....................... 132

Thomas COLLEY GRATTAN (1795–1864), ............ 189

Brosna's Banks, · · · · · · · · · ·

An Expedition to the Landes (from “ High-
The Holy Wells, . .........

Song for July 12th, 1843, . . . . .

ways and By-ways”), ....... 191

Our Course, . . . . . . . . .

JOHN ANSTER, LL.D. (1793–1867),.................... 201

The Gathering of the Nation, .....

The Death of Margaret (from "Faust"),. . 202

DIONYSIUS LARDNER, D.C.L. (1793-1859), ........... 134

The Universal Agency of Heat (from "A

DANIEL OWEN MADDEN (1815–1859),................ 205

Treatise on Heat"),. . . . . . . . 135

A Day with Charles Fox (from “The Chiefs

of Parties"), . . . . . . . . . . 205

Thomas CROFTON CROKER (1798-1854),............ 137 A Gambling Hell of the Olden Times (do.), . 206

The Soul Cages (from “Fairy Legends"), 139 William Pitt (do.), · · · · · · · · · 201

The Lord of Dunkerron (do.), ..... 144 A Speech of Mr. Gladstone (do.), . . . . 207

EDWARD WALSH (1805-1850), ..................... 145 JAMES WILLS, D.D. (1790–1868),..................... 208

Brighidin Ban mo Store, . . . . . . 146 The Last Days of Red Hugh (from “The

Aileen the Huntress, . . . . . . . . 146 Irish Nation"), · · · · · · · · · 209

Over the Hills and far Away, ....

Mo Craoibhin Cno, . . . . . . . . | JOHN D'ALTON (1792–1867), ..... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 211

Mairgréad ni Chealleadh, ......

The World of Years long past, . . . . . 211

Oh! Erin! . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

WILLIAM THOMPSON (1805–1852), ................... 149

The Fair Hills of Ireland, .......

The Magpie (from "The Natural History of

Laurence O'Toole (from “ Archbishops of

Ireland"), . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Dublin"), · · · · · · · · · · · 212

JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES (1781–1862), .......... 151

The Death of Virginia (from “Virginius”), . 152

WILLIAM CARLETON (1794–1869), ....................

The Return of Leonardo (from "The Wife"), 157

The Miser on his Son's Love (from “Fardo-

rougha the Miser"), . . . . . . . 217

Mrs. JAMESON (1794–1860),.......................... 162

The Miser goes Match-making (do.), . . . 223

A Visit to Mount Vesuvius (from "The Diary

A Love Scene in a Cabin (from "Traits and

of an Ennuyée"), . . . . . . . . 163

Stories”), · · · · · · · · · · · 228

WILLIAM HAMILTON DRUMMOND (1778–1865), ... 165 GENERAL CHESNEY (1789-1872),.................... 231

The Bed of Ocean (from “The Giant's Cause-

With the Arabs (from“Narrative of Euphrates

way"), . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Expedition"), ......... 232

Benevolence of the Good Man to the Inferior Arrival at Bagdad (do.), ...... 235

Animals, . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Cuchullin's Chariot (from “Ancient Irish THOMAS KEIGHTLEY (1789–1872), ..................... 236

Minstrelsy”), .......... 167 Broken Oaths (from “Fairy Mythology"), . 236

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