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Narrative of a Residence in Ireland

Published 1817
Author Plumptre, Anne
Title Narrative of a Residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and that of 1815. By Anne Plumptre, Author of Narrative of a Three Years’ Residence in France, Etc. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings of Remarkable Scenery.
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed for Henry Colburn, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit-Street, Hanover-Square. 1817.
Printer’s colophon Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe Lane.
Format 4o; 1 vol.: pp. xiv. 398
Sources BBT, 418; GKress 21733; McVeagh; NSTC 2P19455
Copy inspected Google NYPL
  1. T.p. epigraph: [“And sure it is yet a most beautifull and sweet countrey as any is under heaven, being stored throughout with many goodly rivers, replenished with all sorts of fish most abundantly, sprinkled with many very sweet ilands and goodly lakes, like little inland seas, that will carry even shippes upon their waters, adorned with goodly woods even fit for building of houses and ships, so commodiously, as that if some princes in the world had them, they would soone hope to be lords of all the seas, and ere long of all the world: also full of very good ports and havens opening upon England, as inviting us to come unto them, to see what escellent comodities that countrey can afford; besides the soyle itselfe most fertill, fit to yeeld all kinde of fruit that shall be committed thereunto. And lastly, the heavens most milde and temperate, though somewhat more moist than the parts towards the west.” Spenser’s Discourse of the State of Ireland.]; from Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland (1633).

  2. Reviews: Critical Rev. 5.1 (Jan. 1817): 14-24; Quarterly Rev. 16 (Jan. 1817): 337-44: ‘Sir John Carr in petticoats’; Literary Gaz. 17 (17 May 1817): 261; British Stage 1.11 (Nov. 1817): 262; Monthly Rev. 86 (June 1818): 129-37.

  3. Full text links: Google

Genre Narrative
BTW record no. BTW1137
Region Ireland

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