Deidre, a tale of ancient Erin and other verse

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byGeorge Warren Steele

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... DEIRDRE A Tale of Ancient Erin. 'T was what was told by ancient Ireland's Bards When, at high feast in brave Ultonian lands, Her warriors gathered and the harps rang loud, And round the festal board ruled mighty cheer. Where now is but a waste of barren fields And blackened ruins crumbling to the dust And paths o'ergrown with thorns and poisonous weeds, Where wild beasts haunt and howl the long night through, Where desolation reigns, and never man Treads willingly the accursed, haunted ground, But the belated traveller, in the dark, Hastening, with eyes averted, far away Hears, shivering in the thick and lonesome night, Or thinks he hears, borne on the sighing winds, The wild despairing of the Banshee's wail, There, once, the towers of fair Emania rose, A beauteous city of the blooming vale, With orchards bounteous and gardens fair And happy homes and prosperous families, With flocks and herds and seasons of content. Her streets were teeming with a busy life, Warrior and peasant, Bard and Druid eld And noise of children shouting at their play. Here stood the palaces of Ulster's king; Their massive strength adorned with beauty round And finished with a skill and excellence Till then unknown in these far western lands, The work of Erin's noblest artizans. Three palaces there were, of chief import: The Royal Palace, lodging of the king, Where thrice three hundred guests might lie with ease And rooms adorned with every skilled device Of precious metal, burnished bright and fair, And wrought in forms of cunning workmanship And silver traceries of rich design And golden birds with eyes of precious stones. The second palace was the Red Branch House; Storehouse of all the tropHies won in war, The arms and shields of conquered enemies, Heads of the slain, all rang...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... DEIRDRE A Tale of Ancient Erin. 'T was what was told by ancient Ireland's Bards When, at high feast in brave Ultonian lands, H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217702961

ISBN - 13:9780217702966

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