The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: Including His Melodies, Ballads, Etc. ; Complete in One Volume (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: Including His Melodies, Ballads, Etc.; Complete in One Volume

Norwr'riis'rairnirto the number of literary men to wbomireland has givenla'ith, tbereisverylittle connected with their names which conveys to us any thing of a national association, for the land of their nativity scarcely enjoys a single ray of that brilliant mind. Which sheds its intellectual brightness over the sister country. Congreve was an apostate, and Swift only by accident a patriot; whilst Goldsmith was weak enough to afl'ect an air of contempt fora peo ple whose accent was indelibly stamped on his tongue. We could protract the list ofherungratefliland thoughtless men of min even to our own day; but the task would be invidious, and we gladly turn from it to one who forms a splendid exception - one who is not ashamed of Ireland, and of whom Ireland bjustly proud.

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