IMITAT[I]ON from Jeremiah Chap XXXI. Ver 15. Nov:
from Jeremiah Chap XXXI. Ver 15.
Nov:r 1800. 
 EDITOR'S NOTE: "Imitation from Jeremiah Chap XXXI. Ver 15. Nov:r 1800" is printed in Psyche, with Other Poems (undated). Tighe's verse covers Jeremiah 31.15-17, which promises the restoration of Rachel's children, a prophecy that would have resonated powerfully in November 1800 for Ireland: “Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border” (KJV). BACK