Meeting of the Waters, The
DESCRIPTION: "There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet As the vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet" The magic of the spot "'twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near"
AUTHOR: Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1835 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2174))
KEYWORDS: lyric nonballad friend river
REFERENCES (4 citations):
O'Conor, p. 54, "The Meeting of the Waters" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1415, p. 96, "The Meeting of the Waters" (3 references)
ADDITIONAL: Charles Sullivan, ed., Ireland in Poetry, p. 15, "The Meeting of the Waters" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Thomas Kinsella, _The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse_ (Oxford, 1989), p. 269, "The Meeting of the Waters" (1 text)
ST OCon054B (Partial)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2174), "Meeting of the Waters", G Walker (Durham), 1797-1834; also Harding B 11(584), Johnson Ballads fol. 18 View 2 of 2, Harding B 45(23) View 3 of 3, Harding B 11(4323), Harding B 11(4189), Harding B 15(195a), Harding B 17(193a), "[The] Meeting of the Waters"
The Head of Old Dennis (broadside Bodleian Harding B 17(193a))
NOTES: This is among the most popular of Moore's poems; Granger's Index to Poetry cites four anthologies -- and none of them the usual suspects. - RBW
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