386pp. [In Memoriam: A E. Coppard]

History: The Fighting Race - J. C. Clarke [65]; Who’ll Carve The Pig? - Anon. [67]; The Death of Mess Gegra - Anon: The Siege of Howth [69]; On Baile’s Strand - Anon. [71]; The Viking Terror - Anon. [74]; The Origin of the Battle of Clontarf AD 1014 - Geoffrey Keating (History of Ireland) [74]; The Return from Fingal, AD 1014 - Geoffrey Keating (History of Ireland) [76]; Kincora - Attributed to Mac Liag [79]; The Unforgiven Crime - W. B. Yeats (The Dreaming of the Bones) [ 81]; Dark Rosaleen - Anon. [82]; Hugh Maguire Eochy O’Hussey [85].

The Jacobite War: (1) Jacobite: Patrick Sarsfield - Anon. [87]; (2) Williamite: The Boyne Water - Anon. [89]; A Wild Hope - Anon. [91]; Last Lines - Egan O’Rahilly [91]; The Irish Problem Solved - Jonathan Swift (A Modest Proposal) [92]; The New Nation - Jonathan Swift (The Drapier’s Fourth Letter) [94]; The Querist (1735) - George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne [95]; The Wearing of The Green - Anon. [96]; The Irish Anthem - Rudyard Kipling (Humorous Tales) [97]; The Shan Van Vocht - Popular Song [99]; The First French Invasion, 1796 Theobold Wolfe Tone (Journal) [100]; Slievenamon - Anon. [107]; The French Land, 1798 recorded by Richard Hayes (The Last Invasion of Ireland) 108]; Last Words, 1803 - Robert Emmet [110]; When He Who Adores Thee - Thomas Moore [111]; She is Far From The Land - Thomas Moore [112]; The Famine - John Mitchel [113]; The Uncrowned King - R. Barry O’Brien (The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell) [114]; The Dead King - James Joyce (Portait of The Artist as a Young Man) [115]; Parnell - W. B. Yeats (Collected Poems) [118]; The Englishman in Ireland: Galway Gaol, 1888 - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (Poems) [118]; Poblacht Na hEireann: The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the People of Ireland, 1916 [119]; Easter 1916 - W. B. Yeats (Collected Poems) [121]; A Dublin Ballad: 1916 - Sir Arnold Bax [Dermot O’Byrne] [123]; The Death of Collins, 1922 - Frank O’Connor (The Big Fellow) [125]. Pastoral and Town Life: Irish Hospitality- 1: Le Chevalier de la Tocnaye [128]; [2: Asenath Nicholson (The Bible in Ireland) [129]; ]; The Old Woman of the Roads - Padraic Colum [131]; Boy in Ireland - Patrick Gallegher (Paddy the Cope) [132]; The Hiring - Fair Patrick Gallegher (Paddy the Cope) [134]; After the Storm - Asenath Nicholson (The Bible in Ireland) [136]; A Drover Padraic Colum [137]; Four Ducks on a Pond - William Allingham [139]; Merry Christmas, 1778 - Sir Jonah Barrington (Personal Sketches) [139]; The Tragedy of Sir Kit - Maria Edgeworth (Castle Rackrent) [144]; ]; At the Show E. OE. Somerville & Martin Ross (Experiences of an Irish R. M.) [148]; Sport - E. OE. Somerville & Martin Ross (Experiences of an Irish R. M.) [150]; ]; The Roscarberry Foxhounds - Judgement by Lord O’Brien of Kilfenora (Irish Law Records), 1907 [154]; The Master of Hounds - Anthony Trollope (The Land Leaguers) [155]; The Deserted Village - Oliver Goldsmith (The Deserted Village) [159]; A Bold Peasantry - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (The Canon of Aughrim) [161]; 17th Century Dublin - Richard Head [164]; Dublin Street Cries - Jonathan Swift (An Examination of Certain Abuses) [165]; Cockles and Mussels - Anon. [167]; Going to the Dogs - Brian O’Nolan [Flann O’Brien (The Bell) [168]; the Yellow Bittern - Cathal Buidhe MacElgun [171]; After Hours - Brian O’Nolan [Flann O’Brien] (The Bell) [172]. People Great and Small: A Fair People - Samuel Johnson (Boswell’s Life of Johnson) [176]; These Irish - Rinucinni [176]; These Friendly Irish - William Makepeace Thackeray (Irish Sketch Book) [176]; Nice But- Antliony Trollope (Autobiography) [177]; Decent People Anon. - Letter, 1825 [178]; Temperament - Anthony Trollope (Autobiography) [178]; Carolan - Oliver Goldsmith (Prose Works) [180]; Oliver Goldsmith - William Makepeace Thackeray (English Humorists) [182]; Sir Boyle Roche Sir Jonah Barrington (Personal Sketches) [183]; The Forgetful Poet - Sydney Smith - Letter to Thomas Moore [186]; A Loyalist - George Borrow (Lavengro) [186]; A Man of the World - J. M. Synge (In Wicklow and West Kerry) [188]; Richard Adams, Limerick County Court Judge - A. M. Sullivan (Old Ireland) [189]; Adams Again - Maurice Healy (The Old Munster Circuit) [192]; A Parson - Anthony Trollope (The Land Leaguers) [192]; Miss Martin of Connemara - Maria Edgeworth (Tour in Connemara) [193]; Miss Makebelieve of Dublin - James Stephens (The Charwoman’s Daughter) [196]; A Language Enthusiast - George Moore (Hail and Farewell) [199]; A. E., Yeats, Synge and Moore - James Stephens (The Charwoman’s Daughter) [201]; Yeats - Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh & Edward Kenny (The Splendid Years) [203]; ]; Synge - Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh & Edward Kenny Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh & Edward Kenny (The Splendid Years) [205]; George Moore - James Stephens (Radio Broadcast, 1949) [206]; George Moore - W. B. Yeats (Dramatis Personae) [210].

The Great Lady and The Great Man: (1) Lady Gregory - The Journals [212]; (2) Sean O’Casey - Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well [214]; (3) Lady Gregory - The Journals [215]; (4) Sean O’Casey - Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well [216]; The Storyteller Frank O’Connor (Leinster, Munster and Connacht) [216]; A Telephone Operator - ROBERT GIBBINGs (Lovely is the Lee) [220]; Epitaphs (1) Jonathan Swift [221]; (2) George Moore by W. B. Yeats (Dramatis Personae) [221]; (3) W. B. Yeats - Under Ben Bulben [221].

Humour, Romance and Sentiment]; ]; Righteous Anger - James Stephens (Collected Poems) [222]; The Brewer’s Man - L. A. G. Strong (Dublin Days) [222]; Smart Boy - James Stephens (Irish Writing) [223]; The Night Before Larry Was Stretched - Anon. [228]; The Old Orange Flute - Anon. [230]; Eating English Halfpence - Jonathan Swift (The Drapier’s Fourth Letter) [232]; The Tailor on Culture - Eric Cross (The Tailor and Ansty) [233]; The Tailor and Chronology - Eric Cross (The Tailor and Ansty) [235]; ]; Mr. Lightfoot in the Green Isle - A. E. Coppard (Fishmonger’s Fiddle) [237]; Jealousy - Anon. [241]; A Learned Mistress - Anon. [241]; To Tomaus Costello at the Wars - Anon. [242]; The Swimmer - Anon. [245]; Into Exile - Anon. [246]; The Heart’s A Wonder - J. M. Synge (The Playboy of the Western World) [246]; Legal Aid - Maurice Healy (The Old Munster Circuit) [249]; The End of Deirdre - Anon. [250]; Grief - Anon. [252]; Tragedy and Triumph - Lady Gregory (The Gaol Gate) [252].

Customs and Beliefs. Irish Courtship (1): Anon. [257]; Irish Courtship (2): Bernard Shaw - letters to Florence Farr [257]; Irish Courtship (3): W. B. Yeats - Letters to Florence Farr [258]; Wintry Marriage Conrad Arensberg (The Irish Countryman) [259]; Innocent Amusement, 1783 Sir Jonah Barrington (Personal Sketches) [262]; A Landlord’s Amusement - Arthur Young (Tour in Ireland) [264]; The Irish Election, I8th Century - Maria Edgeworth (Castle Rackrent) [265]; Carlyle Observes the Savages: (i) Catholic - Thomas Carlyle (Reminiscences of My Irish Journey) [269]; Protestant Thomas Carlyle (Reminiscences of My Irish Journey) [271]. ]; ]; ]; ]; The Art of Perjury - Maurice Healy (The Old Munster Circuit) [272]; The Perfurer Purged - Maurice Healy (The Old Munster Circuit) [273]; Style - Matthew Arnold (The Study of Celtic Literature) [275]; Scholars Anon. [276]; The Student - Anon. [277]; Crow Street Theatre - Sir Jonah Barrington (Personal Sketches) [ 278]; First Night at the Abbey Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh and Edward Kenny (The Splendid Years) 281]; The American Wake Liam O’Flaherty (Going Into Exile) [284]; Aran Funeral - J. M. Synge (The Aran Islands) [287]; Dublin Funeral (1): Bernard Shaw - Music in London [289]; Dublin Funeral (2): Sean O’Casey (Inishallen, Fare Thee Well) [292]; Tombstones - Seumas Murphy (Stone Mad) [295].

Poems, Songs and Ballads: The Scholar and His Cat - Anon. [298]; Liadain - Anon. [299]; The Old Woman of Beare - Anon. [300]; The Sweetness of Earth - Anon. [304]; Woodlore - Anon. [305]; She Is My Dear - Anon. [307]; I Shall Not Die for Thee - Anon. [3)8]; Dear Dark Head - Anon. [309]; Raftery the Poet - Anthony Raftery [310]; The Orphan - Anon. [310]; My Grief on the Sea - Anon. [311]; Ringleted Youth of My Love - Anon. [312]; The Outlaw of Loch Lene - Anon. [313]; Pearl of the White Breast - Anon. [314]; The Poor Girl’s Meditation - Anon. [316]; The Lament for Yellow-Haired Donogh - Anon. [317]; Let Us Be Merry Before We Go - John Philpot Curran [315]; At The Mid Hour of Night Thomas Moore [319]; The Nameless One - J. C. Mangan [320]; Twenty Golden Years Ago - J. C. Mangan [322]; The Song of Wandering Aengus - W. B. Yeats (Collected Poems) [324]; A Prayer for My Daughter - W. B. Yeats (Collected Poems) [325]; ]; On Behalf of Some Irishmen Not Followers of Tradition - George Russell [A.E.] (Selected Poems) [327]; Non Dolet - Oliver St. John Gogarty (Collected Poems) [329]; John-John - Thomas MacDonagh (Poems) [329]; Last Lines, 1916 - Padraic Pearse [313].

Religious and Philosophical: The Bridge of Glass - Anon. (Voyage of Maelduin) [342]; The Fairies (1): Conrad Arensberg (The Irish Countryman) [344]; The Fairies (2): William All1ngham [347]; The Stolen Child - W. B. Yeats (Collected Poems) [349]; To the Leanan Sidhe - Thomas Boyd [350]; The Warrior - Anon. [352]; Generosity - Anon. [354]; Gaelic Comes to England - The Venerable Bede [354]; Ireland v. Rome (1): Anon. [355]; Ireland v. Rome (2): The Venerable Bede [355]; Mo Chua and His Three Treasures - Geoffrey Keating (History of Ireland) [361]; Irish Missionaries: Seventh Century - The Venerable Bede [362]; The Priest - Anon. [363]; Thoughts - Anon. [365]; An Old Flame - Anon. [366]; The Penal Laws - Sydney Smith (Selections from Writings of the Rev. Sydney Smith) [368]; And More Law - Sydney Smith (Selections from Writings of the Rev. Sydney Smith) [371]; To a Boy - Anon. [374]; Prayer at Dawn Diarmuid O’Shea [374]. Epilogue: Joy Be With Us - James Stephens (Collected Poems) [376]; Principal Dates In Irish History [377]; Index of Authors, Sources, First Lines [379].

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