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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Ireland: Vol. V.  1876–79.
 
Introductory
Erin! the Tear and the Smile in Thine Eyes
Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
ERIN! the tear and the smile in thine eyes
Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies!
  Shining through sorrow’s stream,
  Saddening through pleasure’s beam,
  Thy suns, with doubtful gleam,        5
        Weep while they rise!
 
Erin! thy silent tear never shall cease,
Erin! thy languid smile ne’er shall increase,
  Till, like the rainbow’s light,
  Thy various tints unite,        10
  And form, in Heaven’s sight,
        One arch of peace!
 
 
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