Ireland and the Irish, Past and Present, Her Tears and Her Smiles: The Bible the Glory of Her Ancient Church and the Cure of Her Present Shame and Suffering (Classic Reprint) by A R Fausset (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Ireland and the Irish, Past and Present, Her Tears and Her Smiles: The Bible the Glory of Her Ancient Church and the Cure of Her Present Shame and Suffering I am to discuss a subject, which I hardly kw where to begin or where to end, so wide is the field of discussion, and so varied are the productions which grow in that field; here and there fruits and flowers, but, alas! in too many directions foul weeds of sin and its inseparable consequences - misery and neglect. Though most dearly loving the land of my birth and my youth, yet I will t shrink from ticing her faults as well as her misfortunes: indeed these latter only the more deeply move the affectionate sympathies of her children, as for a beloved mother in her distress; as our Irish lyrist has so beautifully apostrophised Erin, Wert tbou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free, First flower of the earth, first gem of the sea, I might hail thee with prouder, with happier brow;But oh! could I love thee more dearly than w?No, thy chains as they rankle thy blood as it runs, But make thee more painfully dear to thy sons, Whose hearts, like the young of the desert birds nest, Drink love in each life-drop that streams from thy breast. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.