A Book of Irish Verse / Edition 2

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In 1895 the thirty-year-old W.B. Yeats, already established as one of Ireland's leading poets and folklorists, published this outstanding collection of Irish verse as part of his campaign to establish a tradition of
Irish poetry fit for the dawn of a new age in Ireland's history. This Routledge Classics edition, complete with a specially commissioned introduction by acclaimed writer and critic John Banville, is essential reading for all who appreciate good literature.
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From The Critics
The poet Yeats compiled this collection and tried to point out a new direction for Irish poetry in the process: Book Of Irish Verse republishes the original 1900 work, presenting lesser-known but still significant poets in an excellent collection.
From the Publisher
'Yeats was one of the few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.' - T.S. Eliot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415289832
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 811,472
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). One of the great poets of the modern age. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Poetry in 1923.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Routledge Classics Edition
Modern Irish Poetry
Old Age 1
The Village Preacher 1
The Deserter's Meditation 2
Thou Canst Not Boast 3
Kathleen O'More 3
The Groves of Blarney 4
The Light of Other Days 7
At the Mid Hour of Night 8
The Burial of Sir John Moore 8
The Convict of Clonmel 9
The Outlaw of Loch Lene 11
Dirge of O'Sullivan Bear 11
Love Song 14
The Whistlin' Thief 14
Soggarth Aroon 16
Dark Rosaleen 18
Lament for the Princes of Tyrone and Tyrconnell 20
A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald 27
The Woman of Three Cows 29
Prince Alfrid's Itinerary through Ireland 31
O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire 33
The Nameless One 35
Siberia 37
Hy-Brasail 39
Mo Craobhin Cno 40
Mairgread Ni Chealleadh 41
From the Cold Sod That's O'er You 42
The Fairy Nurse 44
A Cuisle Geal Mo Chroidhe 45
Lament of the Irish Emigrant 46
The Welshmen of Tirawley 48
Aideen's Grave 60
Deirdre's Lament for the Sons of Usnach 66
The Fair Hills of Ireland 68
Lament Over the Ruins of the Abbey of Timoleague 69
The Fairy Well of Lagnanay 71
On the Death of Thomas Davis 74
The County of Mayo 76
The Wedding of the Clans 78
Song 79
The Bard Ethell 80
Lament for the Death of Eoghan Ruadh O'Neill 89
Maire Bhan Astor 90
O! The Marriage 92
A Plea for Love 93
Remembrance 94
A Fragment from 'The Prisoner: a Fragment' 95
Last Lines 96
The Memory of the Dead 97
The Winding Banks of Erne 99
The Fairies 102
The Abbot of Inisfalen 104
Twilight Voices 106
Four Ducks on a Pond 107
The Lover and Birds 107
The Celts 109
Salutation to the Celts 111
The Gobban Saor 112
Patrick Sheehan 113
The Irish Peasant Girl 116
To God and Ireland True 117
The Banshee 118
Aghadoe 120
A Mad Song 121
Lady Margaret's Song 122
Song 122
Father O'Flynn 123
Song 124
Requiescat 125
The Lament of Queen Maev 128
The Dead at Clonmacnois 128
Were You on the Mountain? 129
My Grief on the Sea 130
My Love, O, She is My Love 131
I Shall Not Die for Thee 132
Riddles 133
Lough Bray 134
The Children of Lir 135
St. Francis to the Birds 137
Sheep and Lambs 140
The Gardener Sage 141
The Dark Man 142
The Fairy Fiddler 143
Our Thrones Decay 144
Immortality 144
The Great Breath 145
Sung on a By-way 145
Dream Love 146
Illusion 146
Janus 147
Connla's Well 147
Names 148
That 149
Think 149
Te Martyrum Candidatus 150
Ways of War 151
The Red Wind 151
Celtic Speech 153
To Morfydd 153
Can Doov Deelish 154
Shule Aroon 159
The Shan Van Vocht 160
The Wearing of the Green 162
The Rakes of Mallow 162
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye 163
Kitty of Coleraine 166
Lament of Morian Shehone for Miss Mary Bourke 166
The Geraldine's Daughter 168
By Memory Inspired 168
A Folk Verse 170
Notes 171
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