The Irish Monthly Volume 7

The Irish Monthly Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...devotions which occupy the remuinder of this handsomely printed volume. The readers of our Magazine have frequently been reminded that Sister Mary Alphonsus Downing showed, when very young, a true vein of poetic talent in her contributions to the Nativn newspaper under her well-known signature of "Mary." The Meditations, now for the first time published, are fully worthy of her. The Bishop of Dromore speaks with the moderation which becomes so high an authority when he pronounces them to be "solid, beautiful, and suggestive." H. Poems. By Ediittctd G. A. Holmes. (London: Kegan Paul & Co. 1879.) This is a second series of poems by this author, a similar volume having been published by him a short time ago. We hope to devote to the two volumes an extended notice as soon as the rush of articles to the head, under which Maga is at present labouring, shall have somewhat subsided. Meanwhile, we may mention that Mr. Holmes is an Irishman and, we believe, a young Irishman, and that his poetry shows much thought, good feeling, cultivation, purity of diction, and mastery of metrical forms. III. A Benedictine of the Sixteenth Century. Translated by Lady Lovat. (Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son. Loudon: Burns & Oates. 1879.) St. Liguori and other spiritual writers frequently quote the sayings of "the devout Blosius." The life of this holy abbot, Louis de Blois, has recently been written by a Frenchman of the same name; and this work is now given to us in English in a very elegant volume by Lady Lovat. It is a devout and edifying work, twining the simple incidents of the Benedictine's story with some of the most moving passages of his pious writings. IV. Our Thirst for Brink: Its Came and Cure. A Poem. By J. K. C. (Dublin: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
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  • English
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  • 1236651235
  • 9781236651235