The Dublin Book of Irish Verse: 1728-1909

The Dublin Book of Irish Verse: 1728-1909

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The Dublin Book of Irish Verse: 1728-1909

The Dublin Book of Irish Verse: 1728-1909

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The Dublin Book of Irish Verse is modelled on the lines of ‘The Oxford Book of English Verse.’ the Editor has made a careful and independent examination of the work of Irish writers, and where the selections include poems contained in existing Anthologies, the excellence or particular suitability of such extracts supplies a sufficient reason for their insertion.

The aim has been to render the book a fully representative volume of Anglo-Irish Verse. Due prominence has been given to the new school of Irish writers, the rapidly increasing volume of whose verse is, perhaps, the most remarkable feature of the Irish literary revival of our time.

The system adopted in the arrangement of authors is chronological down to recent years, when an alphabetical order is substituted. Notes are supplied at the end of the volume on such passages in the text as require elucidation ; and occasional footnotes are given, where considered absolutely necessary to render the meaning of words and phrases explicit.

To Mr. T. W. Lyster and his staff of the National Library the Editor is deeply indebted for the ready assistance and help given him at all times, in enabling him to take advantage of the excellent collection of . . .

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