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John Boyle O'Reilly

(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

Quotations

  • ''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 (1844-1890), U.S.-Irish writer. A White Rose (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''For the love that is purest and sweetest
    Has a kiss of desire on the lips.''
    John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), U.S.-Irish writer. A White Rose (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''"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 (1844-1890), Irish poet, author. Constancy.
  • ''The organized charity, scrimped and iced, In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.''
    John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890), Irish author. "In Bohemia," st. 5 (1886).

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