Who is John Boyle O'reilly



John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844 – 10 August 1890) was an Irish-American poet, journalist, author and activist. As a youth in Ireland, he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent spokesperson for the Irish community and culture, through his editorship of the Boston newspaper The Pilot, his prolific writing, and his lecture tours.

Born in Dowth, O'Reilly moved to his aunt's residence in England as a teenager and became involved in journalism and shortly after became involved in the military. He, however, left the military in 1863 after becoming angry with the military's treatment of the Irish, and returned to Ireland the same ye...
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John Boyle O'reilly Poems

  • Grant-1885
    BLESSED are Pain, the smiter,
    And Sorrow, the uniter!
    For one afflicted lies-
    A symboled sacrifice- ...
  • The Dead Who Died For Ireland
    The dead who died for Ireland!
    Oh, these are living words
    To nerve the hearts of patriots -
    to steel avenging swords -...
  • Released-january, 1878
    On the 5th of January,!878, three of the Irish political prisoners, who had been confined since!866, were set at liberty. The released men were received by their fellow-countrymen in London. 'They are well,' said the report, ' but they look prematurely old.'


    THEY are free at last! They can face the sun; ...
  • Midnight-september 19, 1881
    DEATH OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD.


    ONCE in a lifetime, we may see the veil ...
  • Uncle Ned's Tale: An Old Dragoon's Story
    I OFTEN, musing, wander back to days long since gone by,
    And far-off scenes and long-lost forms arise to fancy's eye.
    A group familiar now I see, who all but one are fled,-
    My mother, sister Jane, myself, and dear old Uncle Ned. ...
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Love 78 Heart 78 I Love You 78 God 72 Never 64 Life 59 Death 58 Face 56 Time 51 Night 46


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  • Minenextbook: “be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; be true to your word and your work and your friend; put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” ― john boyle o'reilly, life of john boyle o'reilly
  • Alan_mc1960: visit to freemantle prison, convicts tour. great story about john boyle o'reilly's escape and how he advised on the successful escape of 6 fenians to america. harsh place
  • Miadhc: the john boyle o’reilly monument in boston by daniel chester french who also sculpted the lincoln memorial. the back shows erin and the personification of patriotism and poetry: “poetry and patriotism give of their laurel and oak from which erin weaves a wreath for her heroes”
  • Derekbarry: "the world is large," wrote john boyle o'reilly. "the world is large when its weary leagues two loving hearts divide, "but the world is small when your enemy is loose on the other side."
  • The17thman: “be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” - john boyle o'reilly
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Now, O now, in this brown land
Where Love did so sweet music make
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Forbearing for old friendship' sake,
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Which now is ended in this way.

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