Poems on Various Subjects (with a Sketch of His life)

By: Orr, James

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James Orr of Ballycarry "James Orr, the humble and gifted Ballycarry weaver, has long been classed with the Irish immortals." James Orr was born in 1770 at the little village of Ballycarry, between Larne and Carrickfergus, and in early life followed the trade of a journeyman weaver. He became well known in his own neighbourhood as "the Poet of Ballycarry." Orr believed in the cause which he advocated; his poetry was not mere verse-making, but the genuine outburst of his heart; and he soon became an affiliated member of the political union. In 1798 he took an active part in the battle of Antrim, and as a consequence was obliged to go into hiding. He appeared before the authorities and surrendered himself. He was sent to prison but in the end set free on condition of transporting himself to America, he did not remain many years; matters had rapidly improved at home, and he returned to his native village and his original loom. Green boards, spine sunned & spotty, 317 vg sewn-in pp Book appears to be the first of the 1935 re-issues, the titling is not gilt but simple black print.

Title: Poems on Various Subjects (with a Sketch of His life)

Author Name: Orr, James


Publisher: Belfast, Wm. Mullan and Son: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 17cm

Seller ID: 008887

Keywords: Ireland Weaver Poet Orr Union Politics,