Author Topic: Poem attributed to Francis Reilly, from County Cavan (1839-1918) in the 1900s  (Read 592 times)

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Hi,

Can you help please?

There is a poem I stumbled across a couple of years ago called “These are the hands”, which I believe is attributed to Francis Reilly, an Irish man from County Cavan (1839-1918) in the 1900s. However, recently it has been brought to my attention that there is a poem titled “Blessing of the Hands” also referred to as “These are the hands”, which is said to be a revised version of the Francis Reilly's poem by Rev. Daniel L Harris, but most often is cited as Author Unknown.

Any help to clarify the origins and to see the original verse would be greatly appreciated.

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CHAMPION, PRESTLAND, FRENCH - Dunstable, Great Billington, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard

CHAMPION, BEER, SLEE - Abbotsham, Appledore, Monkleigh
CHESTER(S), JENKINS - Appledore
BRAUNTON, BUSE - Bideford, Buckland Brewer, Monkleigh

NORTHOVER, STROUD, WILLIAMS, MORLEY - Old Mile End, Whitechapel, Islington, Stoke Newington

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Re: Poem attributed to Francis Reilly, from County Cavan (1839-1918) in the 1900s
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 August 19 10:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this,

Now I just need to solve the issue regarding the original version attributed to Francis Reilly.

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CHAMPION, PRESTLAND, FRENCH - Dunstable, Great Billington, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard

CHAMPION, BEER, SLEE - Abbotsham, Appledore, Monkleigh
CHESTER(S), JENKINS - Appledore
BRAUNTON, BUSE - Bideford, Buckland Brewer, Monkleigh

NORTHOVER, STROUD, WILLIAMS, MORLEY - Old Mile End, Whitechapel, Islington, Stoke Newington