6] Gnomic: aphoristic, given to pithy sayings.
18] pelf: money.
33] for measure: for quantifying.
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Original text: James Jeffrey Roche, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly ... Together with his Complete Poems and Speeches, edited by Mrs. John Boyle O'Reilly (New York: Cassell, 1891): 424-25. PS 2493 R6 Robarts Library
First publication date: 1891
Publication date note: "... published in the Pilot of February 1  .... This poem had been read, in his absence, by his friend Benjamin Kimball, at the dinner of the Papyrus Club, in December " (Life, p. 343).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/12/11
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