Irish Melodies (Classic Reprint)

Fb&c Limited, 2018年3月2日 - 398 頁
Excerpt from Irish Melodies

The recollections connected, in my mind, with that early period of my life, when I first thought Of Interpreting in verse the touching language of my country's music, tempt me again to advert to those long past days and, even at the risk of being thought to indulge overmuch in what Colley Cibber calls the great pleasure of writing about one's self all day, to notice briefly some of those impressions and' influences under which the attempt to adapt words to our ancient Melodies was for some time medi tated by me, and, at last, undertaken.

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