'Did they dare, did they dare, to slay Owen Roe O'Neil?' 'Yes, theyslew with poisonhimthey feared tomeet with steel.' 'May God wither up their hearts! May their blood cease to flow! May they walk in living death, who poisoned Owen Roe!'
1842 'Lament for the Death of Owen Roe O'Neil'.
Far in foreign fields from Dunkirk to Belgrade Lie the soldiers and chiefs of the Irish Brigade.Thomas Osborne Davis
The starlight of heaven above us shall quiverAs our souls flow in one down eternity’s river.Thomas Osborne Davis
Sagest in the council was he, kindest in the hall: Sure we never won a battle'twas Owen won them all. Had he lived, had he lived, our dear country had been free; But he's dead, but he's dead, and 'tis slaves we'll ever be.Thomas Osborne Davis
Our colonel comes from Brian's race, His wounds are in his breast and face.Thomas Osborne Davis
Viva la the New Brigade! Viva la the Old One, too! Viva la, the Rose shall fade, And the Shamrock shine for ever new!Thomas Osborne Davis
They fought as they revelled, fast, fiery, and true, And, though victors, they left on the field not a few; And they who survived fought and drank as of yore, But the land of their heart's hope they never saw more, For in far, foreign fields, from Dunkirk to Belgrade Lie the soldiers and chiefs of the Irish Brigade.Thomas Osborne Davis