Shamus O'brien

Shamus O'brien
Shamus O'brien
Excerpt from Shamus O'brien: The Bold Boy of GlingallThe superiority of Irish melodies over those of England and Scotland is generally conceded. Those of the latter countries, though fuller and more numerous in metrical expression than those of Ireland, and having, perhaps, a more complete and attractive appearance to the general eye, have yet nothing that can be compared in high musical character with the best melodies of the sister island.This superiority of Irish minstrelsy has, by some, been attributed to the distinct nature of the Celtic race - its greater fire and feeling; others again, with perhaps more justice, ascribe it to the higher order of its inspiration - that of sorrow, for sorrow is the most potent inspiration of song. "Sorrow," says Sir James Mackintosh, "seems to be the muse of song; and from Philomela to Mrs. Tighe, the most plaintive notes are the most melodious."Whatever may be the cause, the acknowledged fact remains; and among those who deserve to be classed in the highest rank of the lyric bards of Ireland, there is not one more worthy of being remembered than Samuel Lover, the subject of the following brief biographical notice, and the author of so many well-known poems.From the earliest ages, minstrels were in the habit of traversing Ireland, singing its legends, its war-feats and hospitalities; and Sir Philip Sidney, Spenser, and others, have acknowledged the poetical abilities of that class of men.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.