Jemmy O'Brien

DESCRIPTION: Jemmy O'Brien destroyed patriots. "With his dagger ... would he slaughter The husband, the wife, and the daughter." "The braggart he is now pulled down And all the great lawyers of the Crown Could not save poor Jemmy O'Brien!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (McCall's _In the Shadow of St Patrick's_, according to Moylan-TheAgeOfRevolution-1776-1815)
KEYWORDS: execution political
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan-TheAgeOfRevolution-1776-1815 166, "Jemmy O'Brien" (1 fragment)
cf. "Jemmy O'Brien's Minuet" (subject)
cf. "The Major" (characters)
NOTES [29 words]: Given its date, this sounds rather like a warning to those who opposed Irish independence. For the background, see the notes to "Jemmy O'Brien's Minuet" and "The Major." - RBW
File: Moyl166

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