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THE EXILE OF ERIN.
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THE EXILE OF ERIN.
When Thomas Campbell had fairly set forth as a literary adventurer, he went over to Germany to acquaint himself with the men and manner of his chosen profession. The first incident of his journey that has a direct interest for posterity was his opportunity to watch the progress of the battle of Hohenlinden, which he has made better known to most American schoolboys than many of the engagements of our own Revolution. At Ham­burg he met Anthony M'Cann, an Irishman, and a leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, who was then an exile from his home. Prom the sympathy which his lot, and that of his confederates, aroused in Campbell's kindly nature, came the beautiful lyric that follows. The air is the old Irish melody, " Savourneen Deelish."








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