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Denis Florence MacCarthy

(1817—1882) Young Irelander and poet


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(1817–1882), poet and translator. Born in Dublin he was educated at Maynooth and King's Inns, later becoming Professor of English at the Catholic University [see universities]. His poetry was gathered as Ballads, Lyrics and Poems (1850), Under-Glimpses (1857), and The Bell-Founder (1857). Poets and Dramatists (1846), his work of Irish biography, claimed many writers previously regarded as English. He translated five plays by Calderon (1853). Shelley's Early Life (1872) deals largely with the poet's Irish visit of 1812.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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