Tuesday, November 17, 2015

To Erin


When dullness shall chain the wild harp that would praise thee,
When its last sigh of freedom is heard on thy shore,
When its raptures shall bless the false hearth that betrays thee –
Oh, then, dearest Erin, I'll love thee no more!

~ J. J. Callanan

Painting: The Harp of Erin by Thomas Buchanan Read

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