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Samuel Ferguson

(1810—1886) poet and archivist


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(1810–86),

an important figure in the Irish revival. Among many translations and works based on Gaelic legend, he published a widely praised elegy on Thomas Davis, a nationalist leader, in 1845; Lays of the Western Gael (1865); Congal (1872), an epic on the last stand of Irish paganism against Christianity; and Ogham Inscriptions in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland (1887), his most important antiquarian work.

Subjects: Literature.


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