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A Reading Book in Irish History

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Author: P.W. Joyce
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,022 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.7
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 725
Added to site: 2010.08.16
mnybks.net#: 28727
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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and richly dressed, came forth from it, and, addressing Connla, tried to entice him into it. No one saw this strange being save Connla alone, though all heard the conversation: and the king and the nobles marvelled, and were greatly troubled. At last the fairy chanted the following words in a very sweet voice: and the moment the chant was ended, the poor young prince stepped into the crystal boat, which in a moment glided swiftly away to the west: and prince Connla was never again seen in his native land.

THE CHANT OF THE FAIRY TO CONNLA OF THE GOLDEN HAIR.

I.

A land of youth, a land of rest, A land from sorrow free; It lies far off in the golden west, On the verge of the azure sea. A swift canoe of crystal bright, That never met mortal view-- We shall reach the land ere fall of night, In that strong and swift canoe: We shall reach the strand Of that sunny land From druids and demons free; The land of rest, In the golden west, On the verge of the azure sea!

II.

A pleasant l

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