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O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire
Author: James Clarence Mangan
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This poem was written for M'Glashan's Dublin University Magazine. M'Glashan, however, did not use it in that periodical, but gave it in H.R. Montgomery's Specimens of the Early Native Poetry of Ireland, 1846, where it first appeared. It, like 'Dark Rosaleen', was founded on an unrhymed version in Ferguson's articles on Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy (Dublin University Magazine, 1834). (D.J. O'Donoghue.)
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- James Clarence Mangan, The Book of Irish Ballads, ed. Denis Florence McCarthy (Dublin: J. Duffy 1846).
- James Clarence Mangan, Miscellany (Dublin: Celtic Society 1849).
- James Clarence Mangan, The poets and poetry of Munster: A selection of Irish songs by poets of the last century, with poetical translations by the late James Clarence Mangan, now for the first time published with the original music and biographical sketches of the authors 1st ed. (Dublin:John O'Daly 1849; Poole, England: Woodstock Books 1997).
- James Clarence Mangan, Romances and Ballads of Ireland, ed. Hercules Ellis (Dublin: J. Duffy 1850).
- James Clarence Mangan, The tribes of Ireland: a satire by Aenghus O'Daly; with poetical translation by the late James Clarence Mangan; together with an historical account of the family of O'Daly; and an introduction to the history of satire in Ireland by John O'Donovan (Dublin: John O'Daly 1852; Reprint Cork: Tower Books 1976).
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James Clarence Mangan The Poems of James Clarence Mangan in , Ed. D.J. O'Donoghue The Poems of James Clarence Mangan (many hitherto uncollected). O'Donoghue & Co., 31 South Anne Street, Dublin, Ireland, (1967) page 810
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O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire: Author: James Clarence Mangan
- Where is my Chief, my Master, this bleak night, mavrone!
O, cold, cold, miserably cold is this bleak night for Hugh,
It's showery, arrowy, speary sleet pierceth one through and through,
Pierceth one to the very bone!
- Rolls real thunder? Or was that red vivid light
Only a meteor? I scarce know; but through the midnight dim
The pitiless ice-wind streams. Except the hate that persecutes him
Nothing hath crueler venomy might.
- An awful, a tremendous night is this, meseems!
The flood-gates of the rivers of heaven, I think, have been burst wide
Down from the overcharged clouds, like unto headlong ocean's tide,
Descends grey rain in roaring streams.
- Though he were even a wolf ranging the round green woods,
Though he were even a pleasant salmon in the unchainable sea,
Though he were a wild mountain eagle, he could scarce bear, he,
This sharp, sore sleet, these howling floods.
- O mournful is my soul this night for Hugh Maguire!
Darkly as in a dream, he strays! Before him and behind
Triumphs the tyrannous anger of the wounding wind,
The wounding wind, that burns as fire!
- It is my bitter griefit cuts me to the heart
That in the country of Clan Darry this should be his fate!
O woe is me, where is he? Wandering, houseless, desolate,
Alone, without or guide or chart!
- Medreams I see just now his face, the strawberry-bright,
Uplifted to the blackened heavens, while the tempestuous winds
Blow fiercely over and round him, and the smiting sleet-shower blinds
The hero of Galang to-night!
- Large,large affliction unto me and mine it is,
That one of his majestic bearing, his fair stately form,
Should thus be tortured and o'erbornethat this unsparing storm
Should wreak its wrath on head like his!
- That his great hand, so oft the avenger of the oppressed,
Should this chill, churlish night, perchance, be paralysed by frost
While through some icicle-hung thicket as one lorn and lost
He walks and wanders without rest.
- The tempest-driven torrent deluges the mead,
It overflows the low banks of the rivulets and ponds
The lawns and pasture-grounds lie locked in icy bonds
So that the cattle cannot feed.
- The pale bright margins of the streams are seen by none.
Rushes and sweeps along the untamable flood on every side
It penetrates and fills the cottagers' dwellings far and wide
Water and land are blent in one.
- Through some dark woods, 'mid bones of monsters, Hugh now strays,
As he confronts the storm with anguished heart, but manly brow
Oh! what a sword-wound to that tender heart of his were now
A backward glance at peaceful days.
- But other thoughts are histhoughts that can still inspire
With joy and onward-bounding hope the bosom of Mac-Nee
Thoughts of his warriors like bright billows of the sea,
Borne on the wind's wings, flashing fire!
- And though frost glaze to-night the clear dew of his eyes,
And white ice-gauntlets glove his noble fine fair fingers o'er,
A warm dress is to him that lightning-garb he ever wore,
The lighting of the soul, not skies.
Hugh marched forth to fightI grieved to see him so depart;
A lo! to-night he wanders frozen, rain-drenched, sad, betrayed
But the memory of the lime-white mansions his right hand hath laid
In ashes, warms the hero's heart!