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Pearse Quote

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“Now I claim for Irish literature, at its best, these excellences: a clearer than Greek vision, a more generous than Greek humanity, a deeper than Greek spirituality. And I claim that Irish literature has never lost these excellences: that they are of the essence of Irish nature and are characteristic of modern Irish folk poetry even as they are ancient Irish epic and medieval Irish hymns.”

 

P.H. Pearse from a lecture delivered December 1912

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