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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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The leaves are changing, the air finally has that crisp New England bite, and Halloween is finally upon us here at Boston College. Even just being in Burns Library makes me feel like I am at Hogwarts with our Gothic … Continue reading
In pre-1750 Europe, witch hunts were formal, structured legal ordeals. Countless women were put on trial and burned for supposed witchcraft, leading one to wonder what would cause such a phenomenon to occur. Evidence what may have sparked these witch hunts can be traced through careful examination of some books in the Burns Library’s collections. Continue reading
In keeping with the spirit of our hands-on Edward Gorey-Graham Greene Exhibit and to continue our spooky Halloween theme, I’d like to introduce you to this book: Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children between the Ages … Continue reading