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Author: Thomas Osborne Davis

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T. W. Rolleston

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  1. First published in the Nation on 5 November 1842.
    Other writings by Thomas Davis
  1. Thomas Davis, Essays Literary and Historical, ed. by D. J. O'Donoghue, Dundalk 1914.
  2. Sir Charles Gavan Duffy (ed.), Thomas Davis, the memoirs of an Irish patriot, 1840-1846. 1890. [Reprinted entitled 'Thomas Davis' with an introduction of Brendan Clifford. Millstreet, Aubane Historical Society, 2000.]
  3. Thomas Davis: selections from his prose and poetry. [Edited] with an introduction by T. W. Rolleston. London and Leipzig: T. Fisher Unwin (Every Irishman's Library). 1910. [Published in Dublin by the Talbot press, 1914.]
  4. Thomas Osborne Davis, Literary and historical essays 1846. Reprinted 1998, Washington, DC: Woodstock Books.
  5. Essays of Thomas Davis. New York, Lemma Pub. Corp. 1974, 1914 [Reprint of the 1914 ed. published by W. Tempest, Dundalk, Ireland, under the title 'Essays literary and historical'.]
  6. Thomas Davis: essays and poems, with a centenary memoir, 1845-1945. Dublin, M.H. Gill and Son, 1945. [Foreword by an Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera.]
  7. Angela Clifford, Godless colleges and mixed education in Ireland: extracts from speeches and writings of Thomas Wyse, Daniel O'Connell, Thomas Davis, Charles Gavan Duffy, Frank Hugh O'Donnell and others. Belfast: Athol, 1992.
Thomas Osborne Davis Tipperary in , Ed. T. W. Rolleston Thomas Davis: Selections from his prose and poetry. The Talbot Press, Dublin and London, ([1910]) page 347–349


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Tipperary: Author: Thomas Osborne Davis


  1. Let Britain boast her British hosts,
    About them all right little care we;
    Not British seas nor British coasts
    Can match the Man of Tipperary!

  2. p.348

  3. Tall is his form, his heart is warm,
    His spirit light as any fairy—
    His wrath is fearful as the storm
    That sweeps the Hills of Tipperary!
  4. Lead him to fight for native land,
    His is no courage cold and wary;
    The troops live not on earth would stand
    The headlong charge of Tipperary!
  5. Yet meet him in his cabin rude,
    Or dancing with his dark-haired Mary,
    You'd swear they knew no other mood
    But Mirth and Love in Tipperary!
  6. You're free to share his scanty meal,
    His plighted word he'll never vary—
    In vain they tried with gold and steel
    To shake the Faith of Tipperary!
  7. Soft is his cailín's sunny eye,
    Her mien is mild, her step is airy,
    Her heart is fond, her soul is high—
    Oh! she's the Pride of Tipperary!
  8. Let Britain brag her motley rag;
    We'll lift the Green more proud and airy—
    Be mine the lot to bear that flag,
    And head the Men of Tipperary!

  9. p.349

  10. Though Britain boasts her British hosts,
    About them all right little care we,
    Give us, to guard our native coasts,
    The matchless Men of Tipperary!