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“To The Honorable” is the second poem written by his grandfather, Harry RICHARDSON, that Tasman RICHARDSON sent to me. Harry Richardson and Family

To The Honorable

Oh wonderful August how fair to behold

All mantled with garments embroidered with green

Recrowned with a garland of rich marigold

Say where art thou going and where hast thou been

Just out in the meadow where dandelions bloom

With daisies and buttercups shining with dew

Then spread out a carpet to lay in my room

Now that’s where I been and the skylight so blue


I soon shall be married ere summer is fled

The bridegroom is ready for me all is well

Our home is selected and so is our bed

So you know where I’m going tomorrow to dwell

Church bells will be ringing; we’ll have a grand feast

The sun in the morning will shine from the east

A nice surprise party, we’ll sing, play and dance

I’m ready to step in life’s carriage of chance


Our mansion is built for a Queen and a King

Antique are the gables with tall chimney capes

An aviary for birds that can whistle and sing

And green house for clustering peaches and grapes

Contented in business we’ll toil like the bee

Convolvulus and passionflower climbing the wall

We’ll wait for the fruit of the Mulberry tree

Fair August the tenant and owner of all


Edward William Henry RICHARDSON

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Rosina, Rosina

Two poems written by E.W.H. Richardson were sent to me from his grandson, Tasman Richardson. Edward William Henry “Harry” RICHARDSON was married to Rosina. The email from Tasman was entitled “Poems of My Grandfather”.

“ROSINA, ROSINA”, Words by E.W.H. Richardson.

Rosina, Rosina, my pride and devotion,

Awake from your slumber, and banish despair,

By all that is golden, and blue o’er the ocean,

God Bless you my darling, and Erin so fair.

Apart we have drifted, for many years severed,

Sad fate wrecked devotion on Erin’s fair isle.

Tho’ almost forgotten, the colleen I treasured,

A love beam is shining for you all the while.


I love you forever, whatever may follow,

The dewdrops refreshing, the shamrock divine,

Oh! Had I the wings and the speed of the swallow,

I’d fly to your bosom, and to it press mine.

Once more with sweet roses, I yearn to come nearer,

Your presence, and sorrow and pain to defy,

Awake from your slumbers, affection grows dearer,

Poor Paddy is anxious to know your reply.


Midst strangers I’ve ventured, and faced many dangers,

But never despaired for the want of new grace.

Then give me sweet Erin, the land of my fathers,

Killarney for beauty, and home rule for peace.

Rosina, Rosina, I linger to cherish,

The harp and my darling to fondle again,

With lips underied (?) and a smile of real Irish,

Affinity lives and divine love shall reign.

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Richardson Pages

Genealogy & Scrapbook

My Father, Ted Richardson

Ted Richardson, 1985

Ted Richardson Obituary

The Screen Painters

Uncle Ben’s Stories

Ben Richardson, 1967 News

Ben Richardson, LA Times

Ben Richardson in the Post

Ben Richardson in the Sun

Ben in the News American

Ben in Folk Art Book

Richardson Artwork

Aunt Flo’s Letters

Aunt Florrie’s Journal

Dr. Jamison’s Boer War

Frank Heming, WWI

Letters from Arthur

Grandfather’s Memoirs

Arthur’s Memoirs 1

Arthur’s Memoirs 2

Arthur’s Memoirs 3

Harry Richardson & Family

Edward and Emily’s Saga

Richard Richardson’s Story

John and Polly Mills

Smith Family of Chelmsford

Hounslow Heath, England

1860s English Farm Cottage

Hounslow, England 1831

Primrose Day ~ April 19th

Links of Interest

Richardson Pedigree

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Frank Heming’s Nephew

On August 18th, 2005, Steve (sheming99 -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk) from South London wrote:

Frank Arthur Heming was the uncle of my Grandfather, Edward Albert Heming who was awarded the George Cross in WW2. Please see link http://www.gc-database.co.uk/recipients/HemingAE.htm. Found your web site very interesting and informative. If I can be of any help in providing information on the Heming family, please let me know.

Albert Edward HEMING, GC

Peter SharpeNo. & Rank at the Time of Action: Section LeaderUnit/Occupation: Civil Defence Rescue Service, Bermondsey, LondonDate and Place of Birth: 13th June 1910, IrelandFamily:

Early Life:

Date and Place of GC Action: 2nd March 1945, Parkers Row, Bermondsey, London

The London Gazette: 17th July 1945

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