Edited By Benjamin Keatinge and Mary Pierse
Drawing on the disciplines of history, art, economics and literature, and dipping into the good wines of France and Ireland, the book paints a fascinating picture of the relationship between the two countries over three dramatic centuries.
For the People, the Republic and the Nation: Translating Béranger in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
On a warm July day in Cork in 1870, Home Ruler Joseph Ronayne addressed several thousand people who had gathered to demonstrate their sympathy with the French cause during the Franco-Prussian struggle. Ronayne, appointed Chairman for the occasion, thus concluded his speech:
The day is too warm, gentlemen, to address you at length; and I will merely give you, in conclusion, an extract from a little song of Beranger:
List to my secret. That old flag
Under my bed lies hid;
Sacred to glory, war-worn rag,
Thee no informer thence shall drag;
No dastard spy say ‘tis forbid.
France, I can vouch,
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