William Allingham

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William Allingham (March 19, 1824 or 1828November 18, 1889) was an Irish man of letters and poet.

QuotesEdit

  • Up the airy mountain,
    Down the rushy glen,
    We daren't go a-hunting,
    For fear of little men.
  • No funeral gloom, my dears, when I am gone,
    corpse-gazing, tears, black raiment, graveyard grimness.
    Think of me as withdrawn into the dimness,
    yours still, you mine.
    Remember all the best of our past moments,
    and forget the rest;
    and so to where I wait, come gently on.
    • Poem: No funeral gloom - part of funeral of actress Ellen Terry 1928.
  • Out of the city, far away
    With spring to-day!
    Where copses tufted with primrose
    Give me repose,
    Wood-sorrel and wild violet
    Soothe my soul's fret.
    • Poem: A Holiday.
  • Winds and waters keep
    A hush more dead than any sleep.
    • Ruined Chapel; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods
    And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
    • Autumnal Sonnet; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Autumn's the mellow time.
    • The Winter Pear; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Oh, bring again my heart's content,
    Thou Spirit of the Summer-time!
    • Song; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Scarcely a tear to shed;
    Hardly a word to say;
    The end of a Summer's day;
    Sweet Love is dead.
    • An Evening; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Tantarrara! the joyous Book of Spring
    Lies open, writ in blossoms.
    • Daffodil; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Mary kept the belt of love, and oh, but she was gay!
    She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
    • Lovely Mary Donnelly; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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