Title: Poets and Dreamers: Studies and Translations...
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd
Book Condition: Very Good
1974. Hardcover. 8vo.Good clean copy in dustwrapper. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEX0274315
Synopsis: One winter afternoon as I sat by the fire in a ward of Gort Workhouse, I Hstened to two old women arguing about the merits of two rival poets they had seen and heard in their childhood. One old woman, who was from Kilchreest, said :R aftery hadnt a stim of sight; and he travelled the whole nation; and he was the best poet that ever was, and the best fiddler. It was always at my fathers house, opposite the big tree, that he used to stop when he was in Kilchreest. I often saw him ;but I didnt take much notice of him then, being a child ;it was after that I used to hear so much about him. Though he was blind, he could serve himself with his knife and fork as well as any man with his sight. I remember the way he used to cut the meat across, like this. Callinan was nothing to him.
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Product Description: Excerpt: ...be a fool if I did," said he, and he went away.' Another neighbour says: 'They often made their camp in the boreen near my house; but one of them never came into the house, and I never saw one of them at Mass. One very hard morning I passed by them as I was bringing in pigs to the fair of Gort. There they were, sleeping under an ass-cart, quite happy and satisfied. They fight at night and make friends again in the daytime; and they sell their wives to one another; I've seen that myself.' And an old man says: 'I think the tinkers are not the same as the rest of us; I think they originated in themselves. They are very mirthful, and they have no control; but sometimes there will be a tyrant among them that is a good fighter, and they will obey him. 'They have no religion; and it might be true they don't believe in the devil
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