MacCarthy, Denis Florence

MacCarthy, Denis Florence
   Born into a Roman Catholic family in Dublin, and although he considered the church and law, he turned to literature. He contributed his first poem"My Wishes"-to the Dublin Satirist when he was seventeen, and in 1843, he started contributing a series of political verse to the Nation, with the pen name of "Desmond." He was energetic in supporting the cause for national reform and supported the Young Ireland party rally in 1845. He died at Blackrock, near Dublin. He edited Poets and Dramatists of Ireland (1864) and the Book of Irish Ballads (1869). In 1881 he received the medal of the Royal Academy of Spain for his translations of the Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderon De La Barca: Justina, 1848; Dramas, 1853; Love, the Greatest Enchantment, 1861; Mysteries of Corpus Christi, 1867; The Two Lovers of Heaven, 1870; and The Wonder-working Magician, 873. Some of his other publications: The BellFounder, and Other Poems, 1857. The Book of Irish Ballads, 1869. The Centenary of Moore, 1880. Poems, 1882. Some of his poems: "Home Sickness," "The Dead Tribune," "The Foray of Con O'Donnell," "The Pillar Towers of Ireland," "Youth and Age."
   Sources: An Anthology of Catholic Poets. Shane Leslie, ed. Macmillan, 1952. Ballads, Poems, and Lyrics of Denis Florence McCarthy. James McGlashan, 1850. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 ( The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( Underglimpses, and Other Poems of MacCarthy, Denis Florence. David Bogue, 1857. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (

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