From Songs of Old Ireland with words by Alfred Perceval Graves, and music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford
The words were suggested by a popular ballad in Dr. Joyce's Collection of Irish Music.
* (Wild Geese) The popular name given to the Irish who followed Sarsfield into the Low Countries after the Capitulation of Limerick.
† My heart's own boy.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
A story for the genuine booklover, penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St. John Featherstonehaugh.
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