Book submission: The Revival of Irish Literature

Title: The Revival of Irish Literature
Author: Sigerson, George; Duffy; Hyde
Publication date: London, 1894
Library: Butler, Columbia
Call number: 825.9 D874
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
Description:

With gift inscription from the author, George Sigerson (1836-1925), renowned Irish Literary Revival author, to American poet Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920), “with sincerest regards” on “St. Patrick’s Day, 1894”

With a complimentary verse, quoting Goldsmiths’ “Deserted Village,” and making a pun on “plain” vs. “fair,” and in reference to Auburn, Massachusetts:

“Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain” —
Its New World namesake needs a new refrain;
Henceforth we’ll say, since you are ruler there,
“Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the Fair!”

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