William Percy French

(1854 - 1920 / Elphin / Ireland)

Quotations

  • ''''Tis all dependin' whether
    The ould engin' howlds together—'
    'And it might now, Michael, so it might!'''
    William Percy French (1854-1920). "Are Ye Right There, Michael?" (A Lay of the Wild West Clare) (l. 58-60). WTO. World Treasury of Oral Poetry, A. Ruth Finnegan, ed. (1978) Indiana University Press.
    4 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • ''Have ye got the parcel there for Mrs White?
    Ye haven't! Oh, begorra!
    Say it's comin' down tomorra—
    And it might now, Michael, so it might!'''
    William Percy French (1854-1920). "Are Ye Right There, Michael?" (A Lay of the Wild West Clare) (l. 27-30). . . World Treasury of Oral Poetry, A. Ruth Finnegan, ed. (1978) Indiana University Press.
  • '''Are ye right there, Michael? are ye right?
    Do you think that we'll be there before the night?
    Ye've been so long in startin',
    That ye couldn't say for sartin'—
    Still ye might now, Michael, so ye might!'''
    William Percy French (1854-1920). "Are Ye Right There, Michael?" (A Lay of the Wild West Clare) (l. 11-15). . . World Treasury of Oral Poetry, A. Ruth Finnegan, ed. (1978) Indiana University Press.

Read more quotations »

If I should die tonight

"If I should die tonight
And you should come,
And stand beside me,
Lying cold and dumb,
And if while standing there,
You whispered low,
'Here's the ten pounds
You lent me years ago,'
I would arise, although they'd laid me flat,

[Hata Bildir]