O'Neill Ter-Centenary : in memoriam, Hugh O'Neill - died at Rome, 1616 /
|Main Creator:||Clarke, John, 1868-1934|
|Published / Created:||
[S. l. : s.n., 1916].
Two copies of this item are held in the Department of Ephemera.
Tercentenary souvenir issued on the three-hundredth anniversary of the death of Hugh O'Neill, in the form of a poem by Benmore, (the pseudonym of the poet John Clarke). In this he signs off as "Benmore, Glenarm, Co. Antrim". The poem was written during Christmas 1916. Cover [bordered in gold] features an image [bottom left] of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato/ Chiesa dell’Annunciazione [Church of the Annunciation], Genoa where McMahon and Hugh Maguire (who died of fever in Genoa, in 1608) are buried and [at right of cover] an illustration of San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, where Hugh O'Neill is buried. Above these two images is a head and shoulders illustration (within an oval) of Hugh O'Neill. First and last lines of poem read: 'Rome, mother of creations vast, / Worked on canvas and on stone, / Where mighty brains like dazzling suns / In glory flashed and shone...There noble sons of Hugh's proud race / Stood around his grave this year, / To heaven on high a prayer went forth, / There dropped the silent tear'.
Physical description: 1 folded sheet (4 p.) : ill., 21 x 15 cm..