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And all I remember is, friends flocking round
As I sat with his head''twixt my knees on the ground,
And no voice but was praising this Roland of mine,
As I poured down his throat our last measure of wine,
Which (the burgesses voted by common consent)
Was no more than his due who brought good news

from Ghent.

MARCHING ALONG

KENTISH Sir Byng stood for his King,
Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing:
And, pressing a troop unable to stoop
And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop,
Marched them along, fifty-score strong,
Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.

God for King Charles ! Pym and such carles
To the Devil that prompts 'em their treasonous parles.
Cavaliers, up! Lips from the cup,
Hands from the pasty, nor bite take nor sup
Till you ’re-

Marching along, fifty-score strong,
Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.

III

Hampden to hell, and his obsequies' knell
Serve Hazelrig, Fiennes, and young Harry as well !
England, good cheer! Rupert is near !
Kentish and loyalists, keep we not here,

Marching along, fifty-score strong,
Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song !

IV

Then, God for King Charles ! Pym and his snarls
To the Devil that pricks on such pestilent carles !
Hold by the right, you double your might;
So, onward to Nottingham, fresh for the fight,

Marching along, fifty-score strong,
Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.

THE IRISH EMIGRANT

LADY DUFFERIN

I'm sitting on the stile, Mary,
Where we sat side by side,
On a bright May morning long ago,
When first you were my bride.
The corn was springing fresh and green,
And the lark sang loud and high,
And the red was on your lip, Mary,
And the love light in your eye.

The place is little changed, Mary,
The day's as bright as then;
The lark's loud song is in my ear,
And the corn is green again,
But I miss the soft clasp of your hand,
And your warm breath on my cheek,
And I still keep listening for the words
You never more may speak.

'Tis but a step down yonder lane,
The village church stands near,
The church where we were wed, Mary,
I see the spire from here.
But the grave-yard lies between, Mary,
And my step might break your rest,
Where I've laid you, darling, down to sleep,
With your baby on your breast.

I'm very lonely now, Mary,
For the poor make no new friends;
But, oh, they love the better
The few our Father sends.
And you were all I had, Mary,
My blessing and my pride;
There's nothing left to care for now,
Since my poor Mary died.

I'm bidding you a long farewell,
My Mary kind and true,
But I'll not forget you, darling,
In the land I'm going to.
They say there's bread and work for all,
And the sun shines always there,
But I'll not forget old Ireland,
Were it fifty times less fair.

SONG

LORD HOUGHTON

I WANDER'd by the brook-side,

I wander'd by the mill,-
I could not hear the brook flow,

The noisy wheel was still ;
There was no burr of grasshopper,

Nor chirp of any bird ;
But the beating of my own heart

Was all the sound I heard.

I sat beneath the elm-tree,

I watch'd the long, long shade,
And as it grew still longer

I did not feel afraid ;
For I listen’d for a footfall,

I listen'd for a word,
But the beating of my own heart

Was all the sound I heard.

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Though the doom of swift decay

Shocks the soul where life is strong,
Though for frailer hearts the day

Lingers sad and overlong-
Still the weight will find a leaven,

Still the spoiler's hand is slow,
While the future has its heaven,

And the past its Long-ago.

THE SANDS OF DEE

REV. CHARLES KINGSLEY

‘Oh, Mary, go and call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home, Across the sands of Dee.' The western wind was wild and dank with foam,

And all alone went she.

The western tide crept up along the sand,

And o'er and o'er the sand,

And round and round the sand, As far as eye could see. The rolling mist came down and hid the land :

And never home came she.

Oh ! is it weed, or fish, or floating hair-
A tress of golden hair,

A drowned maiden's hair,
Above the nets at sea ?'
Was never salmon yet that shone so fair

Among the stakes of Dee.

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