Punch,  49 (1865), 247.

Fenians to the Fore!



Poetry, Drollery

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Astronomy, Instruments, Politics

    The initial letter forms part of an illustration showing various dirty and simian-looking Irishmen climbing a ladder to the constellations. The figures attempt to attach letters spelling out the word 'GLORY' to the stars. The poem picks up this theme. Written from the perspective of an Irish nationalist who holds that 'If you're squintin' wid your telescopes, ye'll spy' the 'lofty spars' of the 'Faynian fleet', 'Where we'll climb, and chain the glory of Ould Oireland to the stars'.

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