Introduction / Diarmuid Russell Ireland / Dora Sigerson Shorter. Letters, essays, and speeches: Letter to Robert Bryanton / Oliver Goldsmith -- Good manners: A letter / Jonathan Swift -- Adventures in Connemara: A letter / Maria Edgeworth -- On bicycles: A speech / T. M.Healy -- On the Boer War: A speech / T. M. Healy -- The beginnings of Joyce / John Eglinton -- On never going to the British Museum / Robert Lynd. Plays: Spreading the news / Lady Gregory -- A night at an inn / Lord Dunsany -- Riders to the sea / John M. Synge. Political economy: Questions from The Querist / George Berkeley -- The house at work / James Bryce -- Thoughts from The national being / A. E. Fiction: Another temple gone / C. E. Montague -- Trinket s colt / E. Somerville and Martin Ross -- The priest's supper (from Harry Lorrequer) / Charles Lever -- The tramp / Liam O'Flaherty -- Lilacs / Mary lavin -- A born genius / Sean O'Faolain -- The weaver's grave / Seumas O'Kelly -- Song without words / Frank O'Connor -- Mr. Bloom takes a walk (from Ulysses) / James Joyce -- Mrs. Johnson / Norah Hoult -- School fellows / James Stephens -- Look at all those roses / Elizabeth Bowen -- Lord Arthur Savile's crime / Oscar Wilde. Autobiography: Mount Venus (from Hail and Farewell) / George Moore -- History: Bricriu's feast / Anonymous (translated from the Irish by George Henderson) -- The cattle-raid of Cooley / Anonymous (translated from the Irish by Dr. Joseph Dunn) -- The outlawed chieftain / Standish O'Grady. Poetry: Dark Rosaleen / James Clarence Mangan (from the Irish of Costello) -- Easter 1916 / W. B.Yeats -- By memory inspired / Anonymous -- The memory of the dead / John Kells Ingram -- Aghadoe / John Todhunter -- O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire / James Clarence Mangan (from the Irish of O'Hussey) -- Lamnetfor the death of Eoghan Ruadh O'Neill / Thomas Osborne Davis -- Clonmacnoise / T. W. Rolleston (from the Irish of Angus O'Gillan) -- The County Mayo / James Stephens (from the Irish of Raftery) -- Adieu to Belashanny / William Allingham -- Corrymeela / Moira O'Neill -- The nameless Doon / William Larminie -- The crab tree / Oliver St. John Gogarty -- Pangur Ban / Robin Flower (from the Irish) -- A poor scholar of the forties / Padraic Colum -- The village school master / Oliver Goldsmith -- The village preacher / Oliver Goldsmith -- On a curate's complaint of hard duty / Jonathan Swift -- The rakes of Mallow / Anonymous -- Galway races / Anonymous -- A glass of beer / James Stephens -- The outlaw of Lough Lene / Jeremiah Joseph Callanan (from the Irish) -- I shall not die for thee / Douglas Hyde (from the Irish) -- Song / William Congreve -- False though she be / William Congreve -- The woman of three cows / James Clarence Mangan (from the Irish) -- "Ballyvourney" / Thomas Boyd -- Meeting / W. B. Yeats -- My grief on the sea / Douglas Hyde (from the Irish) -- Dear dark head / Sir Samuel Ferguson (from the Irish) -- My hope, My love / Edward Walsh (from the Irish) -- The sheep / Seumas O'Sullivan -- Four ducks on a pond / William Allingham -- The meditation of the old fisherman / W .B. Yeats -- Ode / Arthur O'Shaughnessy -- Outcast / A. E. -- She comes not when noon is on the roses / Herbert Trench -- The old woman / Joseph Campbell -- Promise / A. E. -- A cradle song / Padraic Colum.