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John Todhunter

(30 December 1839 – 25 October 1916 / Dublin)

Poems of John Todhunter

1. A June Day 1/3/2003
2. Aghadoe 1/3/2003
3. Golgotha 1/3/2003
4. Maureen 1/3/2003
5. The Banshee 1/3/2003
6. The Black Knight 1/3/2003
7. The Marseillaise 1/3/2003

The Marseillaise

What means this mighty chant, wherein its wail
Of some intolerable woe, grown strong
With sense of more intolerable wrong
Swells to a stern victorious march--a gale
Of vengeful wrath? What mean the faces pale,
The fierce resolve, the ecstatic pangs along
Life's fiery ways, the demon thoughts which throng
The gates of awe, when these wild notes assail
The sleeping of our souls ? Hear ye no more

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