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William Allingham March 19 1824 or 1828 - November 18 1889 was an Irish man of letters and poet He was born at Ballyshannon Donegal and was the son of the manager of a local bank who was of English descent He obtained a post in the custom-house of his native town and held several similar posts in Ireland and England until 1870 when he had retired from the service and became sub-editor of Frasers Magazine which he edited from 1874 to 1879 in succession to James Froude He had published a volume of Poems in 1850 followed by Day and Night Songs a volume containing many charming lyrics in 1855 Allingham was on terms of close friendship with DG Rossetti who contributed to the illustration of the Songs His Letters to Allingham 1854-1870 were edited by Dr Birkbeck Hill in 1897 Lawrence Bloomfield in Ireland his most ambitious though not his most successful work a narrative poem illustrative of Irish social questions appeared in 1864 He also edited The Ballad Book for the Golden Treasury series in 1864 In 1874 Allingham married Helen Paterson known under her married name as a water-colour painter He died at Hampstead in 1889 and his ashes are interred at St Annes in his native Ballyshannon Though working on an unostentatious scale Allingham produced much excellent lyrical and descriptive poetry and the best of his pieces are thoroughly national in spirit and local colouring His verse is clear fresh and graceful

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Kate O'Belashanny
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A Memory
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Song. O spirit Of The Summer-time!
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The Maids Of Elfin-Mere
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Lovely Mary Donnelly
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The Nobleman's Wedding
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Let Me Sing Of What I Know
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A Gravestone
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A Seed
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In Snow
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St. Margaret's Eve
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The Fairies
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The Winter Pear
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The Ruined Chapel
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A Singer
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The Touchstone 89 ViewsRate it
The Bubble
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The Lover And Birds
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The Lepracaun or Fairy Shoemaker
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A Dream
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These Little Songs
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Robin Redbreast
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To The Author Of 'Hesperides 79 ViewsRate it
Autumnal Sonnet
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Four Ducks On A Pond
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The Eviction
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Wayside Flowers
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An Evening
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A Day-Dream's Reflection
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Places and Men
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Down on the Shore
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The Abbot Of Innisfallen
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On a Forenoon of Spring 49 ViewsRate it
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The Elf Singing 46 ViewsRate it
Amy Margaret's Five Year Old 45 ViewsRate it
The Girl's Lamentation
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The Winding Banks Of Erne
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Writing 42 ViewsRate it
Aeolian Harp
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In a Spring Grove
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Adieu to Belshanny
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Late Autumn
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Abbey Assaroe
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After Sunset
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The Boy
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The Little Dell
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