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If I were as I once was, the strong hoofs crushing the sand and the shells,
Coming out of the sea as the dawn comes, a chaunt
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And each of the huge white creatures was huger than fourscore men;
The tops of their ears were feathered, their hands were th
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Much wondering to see upon all hands, of wattles and woodwork made,
Your bell-mounted churches, and guardless the sacred cair
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A lady with soft eyes like funeral tapers,
And face that seemed wrought out of moonlit vapours,
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The hare grows old as she plays in the sun
And gazes around her with eyes of brightness;
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And if joy were not on the earth,
There were an end of change and birth,
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Put the staff in my hands; for I go to the Fenians, O cleric, to chaunt
The war-songs that roused them of old; they will rise
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O Patrick! for a hundred years
The gentle Niamh was my wife;
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It were sad to gaze on the bless├Ęd and no man I loved of old there;
I throw down the chain of small stones! when life in my
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Saint, do you weep? I hear amid the thunder
The Fenian horses; armour torn asunder;
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