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Mary Elizabeth Blake
“All ye who love the springtime — and who but loves it well / When the little birds do sing, and the buds begin to swell! — / Think not ye ken its beauty or know its face so dear, / Till ye look upon old Ireland, in the dawning o' the year!”
“For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, / And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day; / Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, / And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.”
Mary Elizabeth Blake, U.S. poet
(1840 - 1907)
Full name: Mary Elizabeth Blake McGrath.