Who is Sir Samuel Ferguson

Sir Samuel Ferguson (10 March 1810 – 9 August 1886) was an Irish poet, barrister, antiquarian, artist and public servant. He was an acclaimed 19th-century Irish poet, and his interest in Irish mythology and early Irish history can be seen as a forerunner of William Butler Yeats and the other poets of the Irish Literary Revival.

Early life

Ferguson was born in Belfast, Ireland the third son of John Ferguson and Agnes Knox. His father was a spendthrift and his mother was a conversationalist and lover of literature, who read out the works of Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Keats, Shelley and other English-language authors to her six children.

Ferguson lived at a number of addresses, including Glenwhirry, where he later said he acquired a love of nature that in...
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Sir Samuel Ferguson Poems

  • The Fairy Thorn
    “Get up, our Anna dear, from the weary spinning-wheel;
    For your father's on the hill, and your mother is asleep;
    Come up above the crags, and we'll dance a Highland reel
    Around the Fairy Thorn on the steep.”...
  • The Downfall Of The Gael
    My heart is in woe,
    And my soul deep in trouble,-
    For the mighty are low,
    And abased are the noble:...
  • The Coolun
    Ah, had you seen the Coolun,
    Walking down by the cuckoo's street,
    With the dew of the meadow shining
    On her milk-white twinkling feet....
  • Lament For Thomas Davis
    I walked through Ballinderry in the spring-time,
    When the bud was on the tree;
    And I said, in every fresh-ploughed field beholding
    The sowers striding free,...
  • The Fair Hills Of Ireland
    From the Irish


    A plenteous place is Ireland for hospitable cheer,...
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Green 4 Love 4 Heart 4 White 4 I Love You 4 Cold 3 Gold 3 Bitter 3 Night 3 Wide 3


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Emily Dickinson Poem
No Passenger was known to flee'
 by Emily Dickinson

1406

No Passenger was known to flee-
That lodged a night in memory-
That wily-subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again-


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