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James Clarence Mangan

(1803—1849) poet


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(1803–49),

Irish poet, published under various pseudonyms prose and verse in newspapers and periodicals and is chiefly remembered for a few powerful ballads and songs including ‘Dark Rosaleen’ and ‘The Nameless One’ (‘Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river’). He died of malnutrition in extreme destitution. His tragic career suggested part of the theme of B. Moore's The Mangan Inheritance (1979).

Subjects: Literature.


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