Dreams And Deeds [poem by E.J. Dempsey]

[Editor: This poem by E.J. Dempsey was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Dreams And Deeds. In dreams — I wield the lightning’s flash And whip the wearying planet’s pace. In deed — I tremble at the dash Of cabman’s whip flicked near my face. In dreams — with joyous gods I dine, And nectar’s […]

The Fall of Patrick Dooley [poem by E.J. Dempsey]

[Editor: This poem by E.J. Dempsey was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] The Fall of Patrick Dooley. Lasht Christmas, begorra ! Oi know to my sorra, A gosht from the ind of the wurrld kem along ; An’ the same was O’Hagan, That out-an’-out pagan, As wild as the Divil an’ ten toimes as […]

M’Ginty’s Happy Thought [poem by E.J. Dempsey]

[Editor: This poem by E.J. Dempsey was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] M’Ginty’s Happy Thought. M’Ginty the fair, and O’Ryan the wise. They set out — so they did — for a drink ; And they wanted to drink over head, ears and eyes, But they ’d not the least taste of the jink […]