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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: November 2010
During this time of the year, when the trees have lost their leaves and the days are short, it is comforting to remind oneself of the glorious colors of beautiful gardens. And what better way to see beautiful gardens than … Continue reading
This week, the Burns Library is celebrating the holidays with recipes from three cookbooks in our collection: A 17th century hand-written cookbook owned by a woman named Elizabeth Capell, George Bernard Shaw’s Vegetarian Cookbook, and Eleanor Early’s New England Cookbook. … Continue reading
The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is proud to offer an exhibit of writings in Irish and in English by ancient and contemporary Irish authors who inspired by the natural and mystical, frame golden notes for others to … Continue reading
Boston College Libraries, in collaboration with the Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter (Women’s Studies Interest Group), are sponsoring a seminar today at the Burns Library. The title of the seminar is, “The Women of the Cuala … Continue reading
On June 3, 2010, the tapestry entitled Merito Vapulat Aper which had been hanging in the Ford Tower of the John J. Burns Library was carefully taken down. The 17th century Flemish silk and wool textile was removed for two … Continue reading