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Eliza Boyle O'Reilly

  • Oh, I'm longing and I'm yearning for the Spring!

    • Eliza Boyle O'Reilly,
    • "Spring Longings," My Candles ()
  • Of all the sad things in this world that are, / The saddest is a lonely heart in Spring, / Lone as a tawny thrush with broken wing, / Silent, when woodlands sing.

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    • "Et Ego in Arcadia," My Candles ()
  • If I had slept, I should not know so well / The poets ...

    • Eliza Boyle O'Reilly,
    • "Insomnia; Compensations," My Candles ()
  • O in success there often lurks a failure / That feeds upon the soul in hidden shame, / And in defeat there sometimes rests a triumph / Greater than fame.

    • Eliza Boyle O'Reilly,
    • "Henri de la Rochejacquelein," My Candles ()

Eliza Boyle O'Reilly, Irish poet