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From: RUDDYsTN <>
Subject: Re: Irish Flag
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 08:36:55 -0500
At 11:05 PM 5/6/00 -0400, you wrote:
>> The harp, to my understanding, is not a flattering symbol to Ireland. It
>> represents Englands dominance of Ireland - England plays Ireland like a
>> harp, pulling her strings to make it work. I would like to think that it
>> has another meaning, and maybe it does, but that's one I was told.
>> I know the harp adds a beautiful dimension to Irish music.
The Harp IS the symbol of Ireland and so used by many independence groups
and, if such existed, would be the national instrument. The business of
England playing Ireland like a harp could be a English Cartoonist's motif,
but is hardly a reason to stop listening to the harp Which Once Through
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