Irish Literature 1750-1900 An Anthology

ISBN-10: 140514520X

ISBN-13: 9781405145206

Edition: 2008

Authors: Julia M. Wright

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Over the past twenty years, interest in Irish literature has risen dramatically across the globe. "Irish Literature, 1750-1900: An Anthology "presents in one volume the rich body of Irish writing between the Enlightenment and Modernism. Provides the full text of short plays, fiction, and poetry by a wide selection of prominent writers, including R.B. Sheridan, Maria Edgeworth, Thomas Moore, James Clarence Mangan, Samuel Ferguson, and Jane Wild Features a selection of collaboratively authored works by the Edgeworths, the Banims, and the Kavanaghs, as well as excerpts from collaborative publications such as "Paddy's" "Resource" and "The Nation" Includes substantial selections from Ireland's women writers, as well as Ulster poets and writers who emigrated to North America during this period Offers a variety of helpful features for students, including a chronology of historical events and major literary works of the era
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List price: $63.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 628
Size: 7.50" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Julia M. Wright is a Canada Research Chair in European Studies at Dalhousie University.

Selected Contents by Theme and Genre
Editorial Note
Chronology of Selected Historical Events and Irish Novels
Map of Ireland
Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788)
from An Humble Appeal to the Publick (1758)
A Proposal
The Brave Irishman: Or, Captain O�Blunder. A Farce (1759)
Frances Sheridan (1724-1766)
from The Discovery (1763)
Ode to Patience (wr. 1764
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
from The Citizen of the World (1762)
Letter XVII
from Letter XXXII
The Deserted Village (1770)
from Poems (1775)
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
from A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
From Part I
XIV. The effects of SYMPATHY in the distresses of others
XV. Of the effects of TRAGEDY
Of the passion caused by the SUBLIME
Of Beauty
The Sublime and Beautiful compared
from Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)
Isaac Bickerstaffe (1733-c.1812)
The Captive: A Comic Opera (1769)
John Leslie (fl. 1772)
Killarney: A Poem (1772)
Joseph Cooper Walker (1761-1810) and Turlough O�Carolan (1670-1738)
from Walker�s Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards (1786)
Bumpers, �Squire Jones (imitated from Carolan)
Carolan�s Monody on the Death of Mary Mac Guire
Charlotte Brooke (c.1740-1793)
from Reliques of Irish Poetry (1789)
from Preface
Elegy (by Edmond Ryan, or Edmond of the Hill)
Elizabeth Ryves (1750-1797)
from Poems on Several Occasions (1777)
Ode to Sensibility
A Ballad, Written in June, 1775
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)
St. Patrick�s Day; Or, the Scheming Lieutenant. A Comic Opera (1788)
from Union of Ireland with Great Britain (parliamentary speech, January 23, 1799
Abolition of Slavery (parliamentary speech, March 17, 1807
MARY O�BRIEN (fl. 1790)
from The Political Monitor (1790)
Ode, For the Prince of Wales�s Birth Day
Paddy�s Opinion: An Irish Ballad
James Porter (1752-1798)
from Billy Bluff and �Squire Firebrand: Or, A Sample of the Times (1796)
Northern Star, May 21, 1796
Northern Star, July 18, 1796
Northern Star, August 15, 1796
Paddy�s Resource (c.1800)
The Exiled Irishman's Lamentation
The United Real Reformer
William Drennan (1754-1820)
from Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose (1815)
Lines, On Some Improvements in the Town of Belfast, Superintended by the Marchioness of D��
Mary Leadbeater (1758-1826)
from Extracts and Original Anecdotes (1794)
On Youth, Beauty, Wealth and Virtue (Addrest to a Child
Divine Odes
from Poems (1808)
The Negro (Addressed to Edmund Burke)
The Triumph of Terror
from Cottage Dialogues among the Irish Peasantry (1813)
Dialogue XVIII: Chastisement
John Corry (fl. 1797-1825)
from Odes and Elegies, Descriptive and Sentimental, with The Patriot: A Poem (1797)
Death: An Ode
Peace: An Elegy
The Patriot: A Poem, Descriptive of an Invasion of Ireland by the Danes, and their Expulsion by the Irish
from The Detector of Quackery; Or, Analyser of Medical, Philosophical, Political, Dramatic, and Literary Imposture (1802)
from Medical Empiricism
Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) and RICHARD LOVELL EDGEWORTH (1744-1817)
from Essay on Irish Bulls (1802)
Chapter I. Vulgar Errours
Chapter VI. Little Dominick
from Popular Tales (1804)
The Limerick Gloves
James Orr (1770-1816)
from Poems, On Various Subjects (1804)
Elegy, On the Death of Mr. Robert Burns, the Ayrshire Poet
A Prayer, Written on the eve of the unfortunate 7th of June, 1798
The Banks of Larne
Elegy, Written in the Church-yard of Templecorran
The Passengers
Mary Tighe (1772-1810)
from Psyche, With Other Poems (1811)
Written at the Eagle�s Nest, Killarney
Written at Killarney
On Leaving Killarney
The Shawl�s Petition, To Lady Asgill
Bryan Byrne, of Glenmalure
Thomas Dermody (1775-1802)
from Poems (1789)
Contemplative Verses On the Tombs in Drumcondra Church-Yard, in the Manner of Gray
from Poems, Consisting of Essays, Lyric, Elegiac, &c. (1792)
The Poet�s Pen, A Fable
To Miss Sidney and Miss Olivia Owenson
from Poems, Moral and Descriptive (1800)
The Days of Yore
Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
from Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems (1806)
Epistle II: To Miss M��e (From Norfolk, in Virginia, November, 1803
To Mrs. Henry T�ghe, On Reading Her �Psyche�
from Intercepted Letters; Or, the Two-Penny Post-Bag (1813)
Letter I
Letter VII
from Irish Melodies (1807-1834)
Oh! Breathe Not His Name (1807)
Take Back the Virgin Page (1807)
from Letter to the Marchioness Dowager of Donegal (1810)
Oh! Blame Not the Bard (1810)
The Irish Peasant to His Mistress (1810)
The Prince�s Day (1811)
By That Lake Whose Gloomy Shore (1811)
She Is Far from the Land (1811)
The Minstrel-Boy (1813)
Shall the Harp Then Be Silent? (1821)
from Lalla Rookh (1817)
from [The Fire-Worshippers]
from Fables for the Holy Alliance (1823)
Lines on the Entry of the Austrians into Naples, 1821)
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan (c.1783-1859)
from Twelve Original Hibernian Melodies (1805)
from Preface
Ah who is that; or Emunh a Cnuic, or Ned of the Hills
When floating o�er; or Cathleen Nolan
Oh! Gracy Once I Thought Thee Mine
from Lay of an Irish Harp (1807)
Twilight (Fragment XXII
from Absenteeism, No. 1 (1824)
William Carleton (1794-1869)
from Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (1833)
Wildgoose Lodge
from Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (1843)
from Auto-biographical Introduction
Jeremiah John Callanan (1795-1829)
The Convict of Clonmel (1823)
from The Recluse of Inchidony, and Other Poems (1830)
Written to a Young Lady, On entering a Convent
Hussa Tha Measg na Realt�n More
The Outlaw of Loch Lene
John Banim (1798-1842) and MICHAEL BANIM (1796-1874)
from Chaunt of the Cholera, Songs for Ireland (1831)
The Irish Mother to Her Child
The Irish Peasant to His Priest
from The Bit O� Writin� and Other Tales (1838)
The Church-Yard Watch
Samuel Lover (1797-1868)
from Legends and Stories of Ireland (1832)
from Preface
King O�Toole and St. Kevin: A Legend of Glendalough
The Nation: The Early Years (1842-1844)
The Nation (1842)
My Grave (1842)
How to Make an Irish Story (1843)
A Voice from America (1843)
Convicted Criminals (1844)
James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849)
The Philosopher and the Child (1833)
The Jacobite Relics of Ireland (1841)
Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan
from German Anthology (1845)
An Irish Lamentation (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Advice (1846)
The Warning Voice (1846)
Dark Rosaleen (1846)
A Vision of Connaught in the Thirteenth Century (1846)
The Lovely Land (1846)
Leonora (1846)
The Nameless One (1849)
from The Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849)
A Whack at the Whigs
Edmund of the Hill
from Fragment of an Unpublished Autobiography (1882)
Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886)
The Forging of the Anchor (1832)
[Thomas Davis: An Elegy] (1847)
from Lays of the Western Gael, and Other Poems (1865)
The Burial of King Cormac
Willy Gilliland: An Ulster Ballad
from Versions from the Irish
Lament over the Ruins of the Abbey of Timoleague
Grace Nugent
from Poems (1880)
The Morning�s Hinges
Dear Wilde: An Elegy
Aubrey Thomas De Vere (1814-1902)
from Poems (1855)
To Burns�s �Highland Mary�
The Year of Sorrow � Ireland � 1849
from Irish Odes and Other Poems (1869)
from Preface
Ode X, An Irish �God Save the Queen�
On a Recent Volume of Poems
Joseph Sheridan Lefanu (1814-1873)
A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family (1839)
Denis Florence Maccarthy (1817-1882)
from Ballads, Poems, and Lyrics (1850)
The Pillar Towers of Ireland
The Living Land
The Voice in the Desert
A Walk by the Bay of Dublin
from Underglimpses, and Other Poems (1857)
Spirit Voices
Dion Boucicault (1820-1890)
Arrah-na-Pogue; Or, the Wicklow Wedding (1864)
Lady Jane Wilde (1821-1896)
from Poems (1864)
The Famine Year
A Supplication
La Via Dolorosa
from Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland (1887)
The Midnight Ride: A Peasant�s Tale
The Bards
from St. Patrick
The Well of the Book
St. Patrick and the Serpent
St. Bridget
St. Kevin
from Notes on Men, Women, and Books (1891)
Thomas Moore
William Allingham (1824-1889)
from The Music-Master, A Love Story, and Two Series of Night and Day Songs (1855)
The Fairies: A Nursery Song
The Maids of Elfen-Mere
from Songs, Ballads, and Stories (1877)
The Winding Banks of Erne: Or, the Emigrant�s Adieu to Ballyshanny
from Evil May-Day (1882)
Bridget Kavanagh (c.1800-1887) and Julia Kavanagh (1824-1877)
from The Pearl Fountain and Other Fairy Tales (1876)
The Pearl Fountain
Thomas D�arcy Mcgee (1825-1868)
from Poems by Thomas D�Arcy McGee, Chiefly Written in America (1854)
Hail to the Land
St. Patrick�s of the Woods
from Canadian Ballads and Occasional Verses (1858)
Freedom�s Journey
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
from Poems (1881)
from Eleutheria
Sonnet to Liberty
Ave Imperatrix
To Milton
from Rosa Mystica
In the Gold Room: A Harmony
from The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)
The Selfish Giant
from The Decay of Lying: A Dialogue (1889)
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898)
Katharine Tynan (1861-1931)
from Ballads and Lyrics (1891)
The Wild Geese (A Lament for the Irish Jacobites
from An Isle in the Water (1895)
The Unlawful Mother
from The Cabinet of Irish Literature (1902)
from Introduction
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
from A Book of Irish Verse (1895)
from Introduction
Dora Sigerson (1866-1918)
from Verses (1893)
Man�s Discontent
Spring Song � To Ireland
The Flight of the Wild Geese
What We Must Do
Index of Titles and First Lines of Verse
Index to Headnotes and Notes
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