John Boyle O'Reilly

Dowth Castle, County Meath
John Boyle O'Reilly
Dowth Castle, County Meath
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Rating: 2.8
THE world was made when a man was born,
He must taste for himself the forbidden springs;
He can never take warning from old-fashion'd things;
He must fight as a boy, he must drink as a youth,
Of the friend of his soul; he must laugh to scorn
The hints of deceit in a woman's eyes--
They are clear as the wells of Paradise.

And so he goes on till the world grows old,
Till his toung has grown cautious, his heart has grown cold,
Till the smile leaves his mouth, till the ring leaves his laugh,
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Rajnish Manga 23 August 2017
A nice observation of a man's life broadly shaped around his experience philosophy. Thanks. He grows formal with men, and with women polite, And distrustful of both when they're out of his sight.
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