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IN MEMORIAM: PAUL BRIDSON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take him, o braddan, for he loved thee well
Last Line: Take him, o braddan, take him!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TAKE him, O Braddan, for he loved thee well --
Take him, kind mother of my own dear dead!
And let him lay his head
On thy soft breast,
And rest --
Rest.

He loved thee well; and thee, my father, thee
Also he loved. O, meet him! reassure
That heart thou prov'dst so pure --
Whisper release!
And peace --
Peace!

O countrymen, believe me! here is laid
A Manxman's heart the simplest and the truest:
O Spring, when thou renewest
Thy sunny hours,
Bring flowers --
Flowers!
And bring them of thy sweetest
And bring them of thy meetest
And, till God's trumpet wake him,
Take him, O Braddan, take him!





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