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First Line: Dear countrymen, whate'er is left to us
Last Line: Secure an anchor for their keltic souls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Manx Gaelic (language)


DEAR COUNTRYMEN, whate'er is left to us
Of ancient heritage --
Of manners, speech, of humours, polity
The limited horizon of our stage --
Old love, hope, fear,
All this I fain would fix upon the page;
That so the coming age,
Lost in the empire's mass,
Yet haply longing for their fathers, here
May see, as in a glass,
What they held dear --
May say, "'Twas thus and thus
They lived"; and, as the time-flood onward rolls,
Secure an anchor for their Keltic souls.





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