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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

plastic_bio: The organized charity, scrimped and iced, In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ. - John Boyle O'Reilly

Stef140566: The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. John Boyle O'Reilly

TheSpiderBaby: "The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove." --John Boyle O'Reilly

_MVR_N3R0_: “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

Bryan15106503: The red rose whispers of passion. The white rose breathes of love John Boyle O'Reilly

MHS1791: Across the street from the MHS building is the John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial in this 1896 photograph. Read more about the memorial and O'Reilly in this Beehive blog post:

BobClimko: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." John Boyle O'Reilly

erskinechilders: John Boyle O’Reilly was a heavy influence on Molly Childers in her childhood in Boston. O’Reilly would come and read Irish poetry in her house. In turn Molly influenced Erskine with O’Reilly’s Fenian viewpoint, which ended up influencing his book ‘ The Framework Of Home Rule ‘,

praashok: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. John Boyle O'Reilly

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Warm_Talking: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. ——John Boyle O'Reilly

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Tymon1965: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." ~ John Boyle O'Reilly (1844 - 1890)

MacinnisCarla: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. [John Boyle O’Reilly]

elaine_m_wood: Today’s quote Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. John Boyle O'Reilly

patyourownback: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. ~John Boyle O'Reilly

ladarius_brown: Good morning all and Happy Thursday! Be safe, be kind, and be yourself! "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." - John Boyle O'Reilly

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UDC_Recruits: Underdog QOD: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." - John Boyle O'Reilly

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Shearnerve: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. John Boyle O'Reilly A good Saint Patrick's Day to all!

ReputoProVestri: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." - John Boyle O'Reilly

fpchiro: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. John Boyle O'Reilly

ACH1513: John Boyle O'Reilly escaped from the prison camp in Australia with the aid of the local parish priest and four different American vessels, finally arriving in American in late 1869. Learn more about his epic life:

ICCWNE: "Springfield Grand Marshal Sean Cahillane hosted a reception Sunday afternoon at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club. Cahillane, President of the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, joined other Parade Committee award winners."

JLLederman: Parade week in full swing! Glad to join the Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee for the Springfield Parade Marshall’s Reception at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club to honor the 2020 Colleens and Award Winners who have waited so long for their day.

prateekm1: The White Rose, John Boyle O’Reilly The red rose whispers of passion,And the white rose breathes of love;O, the red rose is a falcon,And the white rose is a dove. But I send you a cream-white rosebud, With a flush on its petal tips;For the love that is purest and sweetest,

plastic_bio: You gave me the key of your heart, my love;Then why did you make me knock?Oh that was yesterday, saints above!And last night—I changed the lock! - John Boyle O'Reilly

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mijcan57: A dreamer lives forever but a toiler dies in a day John Boyle O’Reilly

sqpn: Coming in March on American Catholic History: The Arrival of The Ark and Dove; John Boyle O'Reilly; Jack Kerouac; and Rev. Daniel Barber. Don't miss an episode! Follow at

FrancisHMcCord: 1. One of my favourite poems is 'The Cry of a Dreamer', written by the great Fenian exile John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890). Famed for his escape from an Australian convict colony, I include the entire poem below (see thread):

GlanVon: “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

QuotesTodayForU: “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

TheBostonSun: Fenway Civic Association Spotlights Life and Legacy of John Boyle O’Reilly at 60th Annual Meeting

iQuote: “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

MelanieJaxn: The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. -John Boyle O'Reilly

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TwttPoet: “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

orswoontodeath: John Boyle O'Reilly's A White Rose

JasonThalken: I feel like I should specify that the “cross buttock”was the standard throw used in boxing before throws were banned in the late 1800s. From John Boyle O’Reilly’s “Ethics of Boxing and Manly Sport” (1888):

LizanneFlynn: “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

No_way_but_this: The White Rose John Boyle O'Reilly The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. But I send you a cream-white rosebud With a flush on its petal tips; For the love that is purest and sweetest

rea_esten: John Boyle O'Reilly, Fenian, and sometimes sparring partner of John L. Sullivan.

Gojo_Satoru0_: 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

sergiocaredda: A Builders' Lesson is a Poem by John Boyle O'Reilly, that talks about bad habits and the necessity to undo these to be able to change. A metaphor of change that well adapts to management.

_XMQX: Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you… – John Boyle O’Reilly

Patrick28473538: "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

Isabella_rjm: "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 (1844-1890)

BestQuote85: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. -John Boyle O'Reilly -Saint Patrick's Day

stringfestdata: "The organized charity, scrimped and iced, In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ." John Boyle O'Reilly

Shels_OTD: handled in the Shels area. Liam Boyle disagreed and was dismissed. Moran took the spot-kick and it was saved by John O’Reilly. Mick Moody got Shels’ 2nd (69’), shooting quickly to the net from a Fitzgerald free-kick. On 71’, Paul McGovern tied the game 2-2, scoring with a header.

LiteraryRob: Let us rise purified from our ashes: Poetry from John Boyle O'Reilly after the Great Boston Fire, November 9, 1872 -

kryptosomnic: Anonymity is the fame of the future. - John Boyle O'Reilly

blisslightlove: By: John Boyle O'Reilly

FrankMcLynn: Safe journey Sean Tyrell 1943-2021. You put great poetry to music. It was a privilege to work with you in

IrishFolkClub: Safe journey Sean Tyrell 1943-2021. You put great poetry to music. It was a privilege to work with you in

AnbeBriyani: 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

q_fazeel: “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

duoscottmcon: Rest & Return Mayor Ryan. Good Counsel & friend of the greater Springfield area. He'd believe that this Tweeter never knew about the John Boyle O'Reilly Club ... used to endorse political candidates & some politico's club. Learned more from this area. A little more Irish yet!

simeonominde: Anonymity is the fame of the future. -John Boyle O'Reilly

jarhead996: Where law and song and loathing of wrong are words of the common heart; Where the masses honor straightforward strength, and know, when veins are bled, That the bluest blood is putrid blood—that the people’s blood is red!" From the poem 'Crispus Attucks' by John Boyle O'Reilly

LiteraryRob: From East, from West, from South and North, The messages of hope shot forth... Remembering the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, with poetry from John Greenleaf Whittier and John Boyle O'Reilly --

khaihori: Before 1856, Tasmania, Australia was known as Van Diemen’s Land, a British penal colony. U2 wrote this song for Irish poet and freedom fighter John Boyle O’Reilly who was sentenced to 20 yrs there, but escaped after 2 and later settled in the USA. The Edge, not Bono, sang.

LiteraryRob: Symbol of that which is purest and sweetest: Start your day with a poem about a yacht by John Boyle O'Reilly, September 9, 1886 --

mindsetnmastery: “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

JuSummerhayes: “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

LoveCarousel: The White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly

SeanMolloyIR: Curiously, I’d never heard of John Boyle O’Reilly. I probably should have - played an important role in 19th Century American and Irish life.

BaltimoreParade: 10 Aug 1890: John Boyle O'Reilly died, Hull, Massachusetts. After escaping penal servitude in Western Australia, he became a newspaper editor in Boston, and helped to plan the Catalpa rescue.

legacy_irish: John Boyle O'Reilly, the favourite poet of John F. Kennedy, was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood who, as a member of the British Army, recruited 80 fellow soldiers to participate in the impending Fenian Rising. He was arrested and sentenced to death on the eve of 1/3

jasjayda: Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you. – John Boyle O’Reilly JAYDA inBENISONBALL

Phantammeron: Between us and the Darkness, clad in light—two Forms, One is crowned with flowers and tender leaves and grass, and smiles benignly; and the other with sadly pitying eyes, is crowned with thorns. O Nature, and O Christ, for men to love - John Boyle O'Reilly

slbfiction: John Boyle O'Reilly: “Anonymity is the fame of the future.”

stringfestdata: "The organized charity, scrimped and iced, In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ." John Boyle O'Reilly

RoughlyDaily: “Anonymity is the fame of the future” - John Boyle O’Reilly

LiteraryRob: For North and South! O Soldier grim: On the death of Ulysses S. Grant, July 23, 1885, and a tribute poem from John Boyle O'Reilly --

PopCulture413: Whoa. Juliana Hatfield will be playing an outdoor show on August 24th at the John Boyle O’Reilly club in Springfield! With Soul Asylum.

ConOfOurGen: “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” -John Boyle O’Reilly

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Paul Broca (d. 1880), Emil Erlenmeyer (d. 1909), Joseph Joachim (d. 1907), Emmanuel Rhoides (d. 1904), John Boyle O'Reilly (d. 1890), Charles Cruft (d. 1938), Luigi Pirandello (d. 1936), Alexis Carrel (d. 1944) and Henri Lebesgue (d. 1941).

BaltimoreParade: 28 Jun 1844, Dowth, Co. Meath: John Boyle O'Reilly born. The Fenian, transported on the last convict ship to Western Australia, managed to escape to Boston, where he became a noted newspaper editor and author.

burnslibrary: In honor of his birthday, a photo of poet, author, and canoeist, John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890) at Plum Island, taken by his friend, Ned Moseley, published in 1893. Learn more about the BC collection of John Boyle O'Reilly:

MacCocktail: "Be true to your word and your work and your friend." — John Boyle O'Reilly (born his day, June 28, 1844)

IrishCentral: Was John Boyle O'Reilly the greatest Irish American of all? The Irish poet, journalist, author, and activist was born on this day, June 28, 1844.

plastic_bio: You gave me the key of your heart, my love;Then why did you make me knock?Oh that was yesterday, saints above!And last night—I changed the lock! - John Boyle O'Reilly

simplyquotatio1: The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave. John Boyle O'Reilly

simplyquotatio1: Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end. John Boyle O'Reilly

simplyquotatio1: Anonymity is the fame of the future. John Boyle O'Reilly

DylanLemp2001: I really enjoy John Boyle O'Reilly's poetry. He's a really interesting character, born in Ireland, expelled to Australia for his role in an Irish Republican movement, and then escaped to Boston. Where he wrote many great poems. Here is my personal favorite, The White Rose.

Skin_CareBeauty: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend". - John Boyle O'Reilly

Sillygoffy: 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



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