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Savebury… Stuart France

* “So here’s to you, Mr Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you can know…” “You have no idea just how many times I have heard that.” “Sorry, still, at least we now have your attention.” Continue reading at Stuart … Continue reading

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Harbouring the Holy…

* Nemed of Scythia went westward until he reached the Great North Ocean. * Thirty-Four vessels his number, with thirty in each ship. * While sailing there appeared a golden tower on the sea close by. * When the sea … Continue reading

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Ride-a-White-Swan…

* One of Ireland’s, ‘Three Great Tales of Sorrow’ which all deal with the lives and tragic deaths of offspring, this one, the second in the series, is the most poignant perhaps as, ostensibly, the offspring are still children. Whilst … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Kemoc…

* “…know ye not, that so many of us as were baptised into Jesus Christ were baptised into his death? Therefore are we buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Elric…

* Silent, O Moyle, be the roar of thy water; Break not, ye breezes, your chain of repose; While murmuring mournfully, Lir’s lonely daughter Tells to the night-star her tale of woes. – Moore * … On account of the … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Glora…

* No high-born heroes No hounds in chase No shields arrayed… No walls. * No silvered soft goblets No light cavalcades No youthful assemblies No beetle-browed maids… To brighten our desolate halls. * …When their three hundred years were ended … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Moyle…

* Where are my brothers? Why have I lived? This apex of affliction to know What now is left But a life of despair I am unable to bear Such heart-break of anguish and woe. * …And what of the … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Raven…

* Hard the day when first I brought Dark Eva in my house to dwell Black the woman’s heart that wrought Such a cruel and malevolent spell. * …Lir departed Lake Devra with his company and travelled to the king’s … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Devra…

* Come, brothers three, accost the coast And welcome Lir’s resplendent host Such woeful welcome from a fateful morn Will never bring to him bright morrow Unhappy sire, doomed, forlorn Left ever to mourn in hopeless sorrow. * …Eva arrived … Continue reading

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Fate of the Lir-Brood: Eva…

* Depart from me as graceful swans The waters be now your home Your palace hall is a pearly cave Its couch the crest of a crystal wave Your mantle is milk-white foam. * …The four children grew up under … Continue reading

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