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The lamentation of the dead inaugural lecture by the professor of poetry in the University of Oxford, given on 25 October 1984 by Peter Levi

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Published by Anvil Press Poetry in London .
Written in English



  • Ireland


  • O"Leary, Arthur, 1745 or 6-1773 -- Poetry,
  • Laments -- Ireland -- History and criticism

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The lament for Arthur O"Leary is a translation of: Cuíne Airt Í Laere, written after his death in 1773 by his widow.

Other titlesLament for Arthur O"Leary.
StatementPeter Levi. With The lament for Arthur O"Leary / by Eileen O"Connell ; translated by Eilís Dillon.
SeriesPoetica ;, 19
ContributionsO"Connell, Eileen, b. ca. 1743.
LC ClassificationsPN1389 .L45 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2291719M
ISBN 100856461407
LC Control Number86161001

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