Denis Florence MacCarthy

Poet, born Dublin, Ireland, 1817; died there, 1882. He was educated for the bar, and was one of the coterie of brilliant writers whose articles published in the "Nation" powerfully influenced the Irish people in the middle of the 19th century. A graceful lyrist, he won a permanent place in literature by his version of the Spanish dramatic poet, Calderón. He was awarded a medal from the Spanish Royal Academy. His original writings include: "Ballads, Poems, and Lyrics"; "The Bell Founder"; "Under Glimpses"; "Shelley's Early Life."

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