HULL, Eleanor. Ed. by. The Poem-Book of The Gael. Translations from Irish Gaelic Poetry into English Prose and Verse. With frontispiece.
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London: Chatto, 1912. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. xxxviii, 370. Bound by Bumpus in full crimson morocco, covers and spine ruled in gilt; board edges and turn-ins ruled in gilt; cream endpapers. Light wear to extremities, spine
evenly faded. All edges gilt. A very good copy.
The contents includes: The Saltair na Rann, or Psalter of the Verses; Ancient Pagan Poems; The Poem- Book of the Gael; Ossianic Poetry; Early Christian Poems; Poem of the Dark Days; Religious Poems of the People; Love Songs and Popular Poetry; Lullabies and Working Songs. With contributions from: Alfred P. Graves; Standish H. O’Grady; Kuno Meyer; Douglas Hyde; Eugene O’Curry; Robin Flower; George Sigerson; James C. Mangan; P.H. Pearse; Sir S. Ferguson; Thomas MacDonagh; Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil; William Drennan; Katharine Tynan; George Petrie; Lady Wilde; Lady Gregory, etc.
“When I dwelt at home in plenty, and my gold did much abound,
In the company of fair young maids the Spanish ale went round -
‘Tis a bitter change from those gay days that now I’m forced to go
And must leave my bones in Santa Cruz, far from my own Mayo”.
‘Lament of Thomas Lavelle’ (c.1660) - The County of Mayo.
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