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A Celtic Psaltery

Auhtor: Alfred Perceval Graves

Language: english

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Review by Michael Gallagher, March 2007


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Summary of the Book 'A Celtic Psaltery':

I. Irish poems. Lays of the Irish saints. Lays of monk and hermit. Invocations and reflections. Lamentations. Songs to music.--II. Welsh poems.--III. Old and New Testament studies.--IV. Church festivals.--V. Good and faithful servants.--VI. Personal and various.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Celtic Psaltery':


... a soul set on duty, And a heart full of heaven's hid treasure. A Celtic Psaltery OLD DOCTOR MACK Ye may tramp the world over ...
... lips, pure hands, pure heart were thine, as aye Erin demanded from her bards of old, And, therefore, on thy harpstrings of pure gold ...
... was he, the steadfast glances Of whose steel-grey, indomitable eyes So pierced the mind, behind all countenances, Crushed were the sophist's ...
... chance, We caught him swiftly forth, And there he bloomed again, our fairy boy, Two year-long Aprils through in sun and shower, ...
... than all the earth beside? Then if high Fortune far from thee take wing, Why shouldst thou envy Counsellor or King? Purple or buckram-wherefore ...
... the Devil visited him in purple raiment and distinguished form. On being challenged by the saint, he declared himself to be the Christ, but on Moling's ...
... possessed the three things essential to poetic genius, an eye to see nature, a heart to feel nature: and courage that dares follow nature-he steadfastly ...
... Behind the Veil, to be found on p. 94. Pantycelyn (the Rev. William Williams) was a co-worker with Howel Harris and Daniel Rowlands in ...
... Heaven's dim height, To meet me with thy myriads bright, Do thou adventure stoutly. Captain of hosts, Against earth's wicked, crooked ...
... laughter pealing forth from every hill. Yea! through the Land of Peace at every season Pure Joy and Reason are companions still. Through ...
... I was a gazer when stars were glistening Blind when secrets were plain to guess A silent one in the wilderness I was talkative with ...
... to a radiant rose Thrills a thousand virgin peaks. And here, where in one wondrous woof- Aisle on aisle and choir on choir- ...
... shuttle flings. The three worst welcomes that will turn a guest-house For weary wayfarers into a Pest-house- Within its roof a workman's ...
... Ocean, in turmoil upboiling, Confounding each bound of earth. The flow of the Deluge of Noah Were naught by that fell Flood's girth! ...
... Of Something greater gone, a presage proud Of Something greater yet to be. What soul But sometimes thrills with hauntings of a world For long ...
... By distress undone. In among that sullen brood, In homeless want she glided, While in mock solicitude Her fate they thus derided: ...
... every homecraft, were it not more wise No longer to refuse to turn your eyes Towards the suitors brave who, now your days Of mourning are accomplished, ...
... Power of the Trinity Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Maker's Eternal Divinity. A ...
... the bean field, Snatching no instant of ease, bright, multitudinous bees! Therefore, ye butterflies, float and flicker from garden to green ...
... on the mountain crest: Why stand ye, men of Galilee, So sadly gazing on the skies? For this same Jesus, whom ye see ...