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Origins:The Daughter of Megan (John F M Dovaston)

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Subject: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST,MJH
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 02:20 AM

Trying to find information about who J. Dovaston was. He wrote the lyrics to 'The Daughter of Megan'. So far I have been informed that the song is very old. But as to who J. Dovaston was I have been able to find nothing.


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Subject: RE: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 08:05 AM

John Freeman Milward Dovaston

Google

p.38-9. Poems, Legendary, Incidental, and Humorous

The poem is there.


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Subject: RE: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 08:15 AM

PS: A Google of

John Freeman Milward Dovaston

will take you to many sites about him, although how useful it will be to you I don't know.


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Subject: RE: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 10:37 AM

GUEST. MJH

Many thanks for the help....but have not been able to get any view of the book..and therefore not able to read pages 38-39


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DAUGHTER OF MEGAN (John F M Dovaston)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 11:22 AM

Sorry, I hadn't realized I could cut and paste. That is I think the poem in question from

Song.
(Welsh Air.—Merch Megan.)

The daughter of Megan so lovely and blooming
I met in Glanavon's gay glittering hall,
And high rose my heart, ambition assuming
To dance with the damsel, the bloom of the ball.
O daughter of Megan, look not so alluring
On a youth that his hope with thy hand must resign,
That now the sad pang of Despair is enduring,
For the splendour thou lov'st can never be mine.

Go, daughter Megan, to circles of splendour,
Each eye that beholds thee thy presence shall bless,
And the delicate mind feel a passion more tender
On thy beauties to gaze than another’s possess.
But, daughter of Megan, to-morrow I’m going
On ocean to sail where the rude billows roar,
And I feel my full heart with affliction o’erflowing,
For perhaps I may gaze on thy beauties no more.


The following are the attributions in EPA and MLA style.

APA:   Dovaston, John Freeman Milward. (2013). pp. 38-9. Poems, Legendary, Incidental, and Humorous. London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1825)
MLA:   Dovaston, John Freeman Milward. Poems, Legendary, Incidental, and Humorous. 1825. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013. 38-9. Print.


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Subject: RE: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST,Guest MJH
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 12:50 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to help me with this.

Excellent to have all the information as to the origins of the lyrics.

Best wishes.   MJH


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Subject: RE: Origins: J.Dovaston. The Daughter of Megan'
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Mar 15 - 02:25 PM

You are most welcome ;-), and best wishes back to you.


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