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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: February 2013
In our continuing exploration of the history of the Humanities Series at Boston College, its contribution to the burgeoning cultural and intellectual life of the university, and its facilitation of unique literary encounters, we look next to Robert Frost. Frost had … Continue reading
“My Dear Thomas… I have sent fifteen pair of stockings to you by John Quirk who left this Town in this present month namely four pair of light grey two of the pairs plainly knitted and two ribbed two pair … Continue reading
Archives Diary: “An Isolated Example, but Very Encouraging”: Citywide Coordinating Council Monitoring Records
In our first blog post on the CCC, we introduced you to the records of the Citywide Coordinating Council (CCC), the autonomous citizen body created in 1975 by Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. charged with overseeing the implementation of comprehensive … Continue reading