Patrick Henry Pearse

[Pádraig Pearse] (10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916 / Great Brunswick / Ireland)

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  • Jehanne Anonomous (1/4/2017 5:09:00 PM)

    If Pearse and the other men of 1916 could only see Ireland of today they would weep bitterly and proclaim it all a waste and in vain. If they saw their memorial in Dublin's Dame Street they would burn it down.

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The Fool

Since the wise men have not spoken, I speak that am only a fool;
A fool that hath loved his folly,
Yea, more than the wise men their books or their counting houses or their quiet homes,
Or their fame in men's mouths;
A fool that in all his days hath done never a prudent thing,
Never hath counted the cost, nor recked if another reaped
The fruit of his mighty sowing, content to scatter the seed;
A fool that is unrepentant, and that soon at the end of all
Shall laugh in his lonely heart

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