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William Allingham
(1824-1889) born on
Mar 19
Irish poet, editor. He was editor of "Fraser," 1874-79; his volumes of verse include "The Fairies," 1883.
Yet dearer still that Irish hill than all the world beside;
It's home, sweet home, where'er I roam, through lands and waters wide.

Four ducks on a pond,
A grass-bank beyond,
A blue sky of spring,
White clouds on the wing:
What a little thing
To remember for years -
To remember with tears!
History of Ireland -- lawlessness and turbulency, robbery and oppression, hatred and revenge, blind selfishness everywhere -- no principle, no heroism. What can be done with it?
Sin we have explain'd away;
Unluckily, the sinners stay.
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Adieu to Belashanny.
R: A Memory
A: A Diary, ch. 8 (ed. by H. Allingham and D. Radford, 1907), entry for 11 Nov. 1866.
N: "Blackberries," in "12,000 Religious Quotations," by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
K: "The Fairies," in "Day and Night Songs," 1855.

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