Dear Land

DESCRIPTION: "When comes the day all hearts to weigh if they be staunch or vile, Shall we forget the sacred debt we owe our mother isle?" The singer recalls the wrongs of Ireland, and his family's long devotion
AUTHOR: Sliach Cuilinn (John O'Hara, 1822-1890)
EARLIEST DATE: 1887 (Sparling)
KEYWORDS: Ireland patriotic
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 54-55, "Dear Land" (1 text)
Roud #9558
NOTES: John O'Hara was a writer associated with The Nation, though he is almost forgotten today; this is pretty definitely his best and most famous work. Supposedly Charles Gavin Duffy whispered the first few lines on his deaathbed. - RBW
File: Dean054

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