Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages: Popular songs, illustrative of the French invasions of Ireland

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Percy Society, 1847
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Página 44 - Shan Van Vocht; The French are on the sea, Says the Shan Van Vocht; Oh ! the French are in the Bay, They'll be here without delay, And the Orange will decay, Says the Shan Van Vocht.
Página 70 - O'Kelly, great and good." Sir Walter's five shillings were at once forthcoming ; and the bard, in order that Miss Edgeworth might display equal generosity, pointed out, in a little volume of his works (for which, moreover, we had all to subscribe), this pregnant couplet — " Scott, Morgan, Edgeworth, Byron, prop of Greece, Are characters whose fame not soon will cease.
Página 46 - Where our fathers' homes have been, But their own immortal Green ? Says the Shan Van Vocht. What colour should be seen Where our fathers' homes have been, But their own immortal Green ? Says the Shan Van Vocht. And will Ireland then be free? Says the Shan Van Vocht ; Will Ireland then be free? Says the Shan Van Vocht ; Yes ! Ireland shall be free, From the centre to the sea ; Then hurrah for Liberty ! Says the Shan Van Vocht. Yes ! Ireland shall be free, From the centre to the sea ; Then hurrah for...
Página 44 - On the Curragh of Kildare, The boys they will be there, With their pikes in good repair, Says the Shan Van Vocht.
Página 44 - Oh ! the French are in the Bay, They'll be here by break of day, And the Orange will decay, Says the Shan Van vocht.
Página 44 - And the Orange will decay, Says the Shan Van Vocht. And where will they have their camp? Says the Shan Van Vocht; Where will they have their camp? Says the Shan Van Vocht...
Página 35 - Jennings had suffered himself, with four companies of major-general Strode's regiment under his command at Carrickfergus, to be made prisoners of war : and that, on the twenty-second, in the morning, about eight o'clock, a flag of truce came to Belfast, and made a demand of several articles of provision, and other necessaries, to be delivered that day at two o'clock, promising to pay for them ; and threatening, in case of refusal, to burn Carrickfergus, and afterwards to come up and burn Belfast...
Página 50 - Last night it blew a heavy gale from the eastward, with snow, so that the mountains are covered this morning, which will render our bivouacs extremely amusing.
Página xx - General, as an hostage for his return. But the poor Frenchmen could not stay for this. At the time prefixed, they began to serve themselves with meat and drink ; having been in such want, that they were glad to eat raw oats to sustain nature. They accordingly took all the food they could find, with some linen and wearing-apparel.
Página 45 - What will the yeomen do? Says the Shan Van vocht; What should the yeomen do, But throw off the red and blue, And swear that they'll be true To the Shan Van vocht. What should the yeomen do But throw off the red and blue, And swear that they'll be true To the Shan Van vocht. And what colour will they wear? Says the Shan Van vocht; What colour will they wear? Says the Shan Van vocht; What colour should be seen Where our Fathers...

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