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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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The Fairies
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Daffodil
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Robin Redbreast
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Kate O'Belashanny
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Meadowsweet
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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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A Seed
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A Gravestone
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The Nobleman's Wedding
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Lovely Mary Donnelly
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Let Me Sing Of What I Know
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In Snow
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St. Margaret's Eve
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Four Ducks On A Pond
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The Lepracaun or Fairy Shoemaker
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The Winter Pear
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The Ruined Chapel
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The Bubble
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The Touchstone 94 Views
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A Singer
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A Dream
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The Lover And Birds
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Autumnal Sonnet
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These Little Songs
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Late Autumn
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To The Author Of 'Hesperides 79 Views
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The Eviction
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The Elf Singing 70 Views
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Wayside Flowers
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A Day-Dream's Reflection
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An Evening
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Places and Men
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Down on the Shore
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On a Forenoon of Spring 53 Views
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The Abbot Of Innisfallen
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Half-waking
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Song
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Amy Margaret's Five Year Old 49 Views
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Adieu to Belshanny
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In a Spring Grove
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The Winding Banks Of Erne
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The Girl's Lamentation
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Aeolian Harp
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Writing 42 Views
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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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