School: Scoil Bhríde, Liosceannúir

Location:
Liscannor, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Dónall Ó Seasnáin

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The Flowers of Edinburgh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0618, Page 012

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1) Séamus Mac Mathúin
2) Bail' Liosdín Liosoncubhair: Co an Chlair
3) 75 bl
4) Feirmeóir
5) i mBail' Liosdín: Liosconcubhair. co an Chláir
6) ó'n a athair Séamus Mhac Mathúin
7) 50 bl
8) 40 bl
9) Sa'n áit céadhna

The Flowers of Edinburgh
In a desert most serenely as I lay awhile bemoaning
In the present lot and station of this nation at large.
A damsel I saw seated on a neat bed of roses
And she distinctly condoling the approach of her years,
Her forehead smooth and high which enticed my whole reasons,
Her eyes like the rays that bright Phoebus affords,
Her cheeks were so delightful they deprived me of speaking,
Her lips were as neat as the fair spreading rose,
Her amber locks lay hanging down from her fair face to the ground,
Which would entice a monarch's crown so neatly exposed.
Her face as if painted by nature such beauty yields
Which left my whole secrets quite naked and exposed
To testify my ignorance what happy blast had favoured
To alleviate my pains against the streams of my woes

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Informant
Séamus Mac Mathúin
Gender
male
Age
75
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Ballysteen, Co. Clare
Language
mixed