„That my old bitter heart was pierced in this black doom,
That foreign devils have made our land a tomb,
That the sun that was Munster's glory has gone down
Has made me a beggar before you, Valentine Brown.“
— Egan O'Rahilly
"Valentine Brown", as quoted in An Anthology of Irish Literature (1954), p. 239 Variant translation: Because all night my mind inclines to wander and to rave, Because the English dogs have made Ireland a green grave, Because all of Munster's glory is daily trampled down, I have traveled far to meet you, Valentine Brown.