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Browse our Instagram!The 7th stanza of Irish poet John Boyle O'Reilly's "The Exile of the Gael," written in 1887, and O'Reilly's calling card, from the Boston College collection of John Boyle O'Reilly.We are enjoying the details in this cover decoration of American writer Alice Cary's "A Lover's Diary," published in 1868. Cary (1820-1871) and her sister Phoebe (1824-1871) were both well-known poets.G is for Garden, from "A Poet's Alphabet" by Welsh writer W.H. Davies (1871-1940). Davies was also the author of "The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp."The cover of London Lyrics by English poet Frederick Locker-Lampson, published in NY in 1891.
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
On Monday afternoon, I was nervously rushing from the Vouté package room to the Burns Library in order to make sure that I arrived on time for my first day of work. Upon arrival, I realized that I was thirty … Continue reading
The processing of this collection is endlessly appealing and I look forward to a time in the near future when the processing will be complete so that researchers from both the Boston College community and beyond can enjoy Professor John J. McAleer’s papers. Continue reading
Even for those who cannot read Hebrew, the subtle beauty of the printing makes Elias Hutters Variant Font Old Testament (1577) worth examining. Continue reading