Thomas Dermody

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Thomas Dermody (1775–1802), poet, born in Ennis, showed great capacity for learning, but fell into idle and dissipated habits, and threw away his opportunities. He published two books of poems, which after his death were collected as The Harp of Erin. Dermody was an accomplished sonneteer, 56 of his sonnets being published in various works, from hi ...

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RIGHT rigorous, and so forth! Humbled
By cares and mourning, tost and tumbled,
Before your Ladyships, Tom Fool,

On A Dead Negro

AT length the tyrant stays his iron rod,
At length the iron rod can hurt no more;
The slave soft slumbers 'neath this verdant sod,

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