An Extract of Reflection
The meanderings of a muddled mind
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Oh! sad is the hour – and ah! sad is each heart:– And sad is the lovliest prospect to view; When lovers so tender reluctantly part, A...
Monday, 2 September 2019
Biographical Sketch of the Earl of Moira (1805)
Among the public men of our own times, there is not perhaps an individual who bears a more striking resemblance to the feudal chieftain, tha...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Belfast in the 1830s...
In the Belfast Telegraph of 14 July 1980, a letter appeared castigating columnist Billy Simpson for an article he had recently written for h...
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Who will be the Heroes Then?
When this old world, her task has done, When shines no more yon setting sun, When trumpet blast calls forth all men, Say, – who will ...
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Amidst the varied scenes through which we trace The lot wherein our passing years are cast, Time keeps unchanged each sacred restin...
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Burial at Sea
From his room to the deck they brought him drest — For his funeral rites, at his own request, With his boots and stock and garments on...
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
A Visit to Belgium (1919)
MANY TOWNS A MASS OF RUINS The worthy Editor of "The Witness" has asked me to give some of my experiences of my recent visit...
View web version