File 1 - Cúirt an mheadhóim oídhche /

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Cúirt an mheadhóim oídhche /

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le Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: The midnight court : a satirical poem on the habits and customs of the natives of Clare, in the eighteenth century. Written AD 1812.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: English title from later half-title page.

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  • 1812 (Creation)
    Manuscript copied

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[1], 51, [1] pages : paper

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Number 5 in the library of Edward Murphy, Montreal. Acquired by the McGill Library in 1922.

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Manuscript copy dating from 1812 of The Midnight Court (Cuirt An Mheán Oíche), a satirical poem by Irish writer Brian Merriman (Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre) written around 1780. On wove paper.

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  • Irish

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  • Gaelic Latin

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Armorial bookplate of Edward Murphy with motto: Fortis et hospitalis. Featuring five lions rampant and three sheaves of grain.

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Clipping from catalogue pasted into inside cover: "A satirical Poem of 51 pages on the habits and customs of the natives of the County Clare in the last [18th] century. It is in the Irish language, and is considered a beautiful specimen of modern writing in the Irish character, &c. Written A.D. 1812."

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