The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
The Name Erin.*

by Elsa D'Esterre-Keeling.
Volume 1, 1890, pg. 768


An Irish teacher, sounding Erin's glory,
Dictated to small Saxons the sweet story
Of Patrick's preaching Christ to the old Erse--
"Children of Erin, lifted is the curse. . . ."

"My little child," the lady bent adown
Her smiling face, and vainly tried to frown,--
The Saxon pupil carefully had writ
"Children of Aaron." Do but think of it.

Elsa D'Esterre-Keeling.

*Pronounced in Ireland, Airun.

Typed by happi, Jun 2017