A Broadside: No. 7 Sixth Year

Title

A Broadside: No. 7 Sixth Year

Subject

Ireland
Cuala Press
A Broadside
Irish Literary Revival
The Gaelic Revival

Description

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY E. C. YEATS AT THE CUALA PRESS, CHURCHTOWN, DUNDRUM, COUNTY DUBLIN. SUBSCRIPTION TWELVE SHILLINGS A YEAR POST FREE.
300 copies only.
The woodcut on page [3] has caption: "THE LOTTERY". Signed by Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

E. C. Yeats
Jack B. Yeats

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

December, 1913

Text

BOLD CAPTAIN FRENEY
As I roved out one evening fair
All for to take the pleasant air,
To my good luck I chanced to spy
A jolly Quaker riding by;
For bold Captain Freney
For brave Freney, O.

Said the Quaker- 'I am very glad
That I have met with such a lad;
There is a robber on the way,
Bold Captain Freney, I hear them say.'
For bold Captain Freney
For brave Freney, O.

I kindly did my friend salute,
As he rode by me very mute:
I asked him where did he design
To take refreshment or to dine.
For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

'Captain Freney I disregard,
Although about me I carry my charge;
Because I being so cunning and cute,
It's where I hide it, in my boot.'
For bold Captain Freney
For brave Freney, O.

We rode til we came to Thomastown,
'Twas there I bid the Quaker to come down;
'It's on your boot I do design,
Come strip off yours and put on mine,
For I am bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

The next I met all on the highway
It was with a tailor dressed full ay,
I took him to be some noble man,
I boldly bid him for to stand,
For I was bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

'Your footy trifles I disdain,'
With that I returned him his gold again;
'I'll rob no tailor if I can,
For I'd always wish to rob a man,
For I am bold Captain Freney
For brave Freney, O.

'It's a little that I ever thought
Like a silly ass I would be caught,
Since it's on my boot thou do design
I see thou art no friend of mine,
For thou art bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

Upon his pocket I lay hold,
The first thing I got was a purse of gold,
In the other, to my great surprise,
Some cloth, chalk, thimble, and shears
likewise,
For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

It's time for me to look about,
There's a proclamation just gone out;
There's fifty pounds bid on my head,
To bring me in alive or dead,
For I am bold Captain Freney,
For I am brave Freney, O.

Original Format

Broadside

Files

068.pdf

Citation

E. C. Yeats and Jack B. Yeats, “A Broadside: No. 7 Sixth Year,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed October 4, 2022, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1413.