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James Duffy

(1809—1871)

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Art Maguire, or The Broken Pledge

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(1845), a temperance novel by William Carleton published as part of James Duffy's ‘Library of Ireland’. Having unsuccessfully sworn off drink three times, Art dies in the poor-house, almost...

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ballads in Ireland

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The ballad came to Ireland from England and Scotland from around the beginning of the 17th cent., its popularity increasing as the English language spread. The ballad in Irish is ...

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Parra Sastha, or The History of Paddy Go-Easy and His Wife Nancy

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(1845), a didactic novel by William Carleton, written in nine days for James Duffy. Paddy Go-Easy becomes conscious of his own shortcomings and is transformed into a steady, industrious,...

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publishing in English

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The first printing press was established in Ireland by Humfrey Powell in 1550, who published The Book of Common Prayer (1551) in Dublin. During the 17th cent. Dublin remained the ...

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Spirit of the Nation

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(1843); a collection of poems and ballads originally published in The Nation, printed by James Duffy for the editors, and sold at sixpence a copy. A second part was issued in 1844.

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