CELT document E830002-002


Gerald Griffin

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  1. Why hast thou lured me on, fond muse, to quit
    The path of plain dull worldly sense, and be
    A wanderer through the realms of thought with thee
    While tears that never knew thy visitings sweet,
    Cold souls that mock thy quiet melancholy,
    Win their bright way up Fortune's glittering wheel;
    And we sit lingering here in darkness still,
    Scorned by the bustling sons of wealth and folly?
    Yet still thou whisperest in mine ear, 'the day—
    The day may be at hand when thou and I,
    (The season of expectant pain gone by),
    Shall tread to Joy's bright porch a smiling way,
    And rising, not as once, with hurried wing,
    To purer skies aspire, and hail a lovelier spring.'

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Title (uniform): Fame

Author: Gerald Griffin

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Electronic edition compiled and proof-read by: Beatrix Färber and Juliette Maffet

Funded by: School of History, University College, Cork

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Date: 2012

Distributor: CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.

CELT document ID: E830002-002

Availability: The works by Gerald Griffin are in the public domain. This electronic text is available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of private or academic research and teaching.

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Works by Griffin

  • For further information, please see Gerald Griffin's Chronology and Bibliography.

Works about Gerald Griffin

  1. Daniel Griffin, The life of Gerald Griffin, by his brother (London: Maxwell and Co., 1842–1843) 8 vols. Expanded version published in Dublin, 1857.
  2. Karl von Killinger, Gerald Griffin: ein Schriftstellerleben (Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 1847).
  3. Henry Giles, Sketches of celebrated Irishmen, Irish character, etc. (New York: P. J. Kenedy, 1869, 1896 printing).
  4. John Power, Gerald Griffin, His Life and Poems: A Biographical and Critical Essay (Dublin: Duffy & Sons 1881).
  5. W. S. Gill, Gerald Griffin, Poet, Novelist, Christian Brother. (Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd. [1941]. First published in Dublin, 1940).
  6. M. Moloney, Limerick and Gerald Griffin (1940).
  7. Maire O'Donovan, Gerald Griffin's nieces (1940).
  8. Ethel Mannin, Two studies in integrity: Gerald Griffin and the Rev. Francis Mahony (Father Prout) (London: Jarrolds, 1954).
  9. William MacLysaght and Sigerson Clifford, Death sails the Shannon: the tragic story of the Colleen Bawn: the facts and the fiction. (Tralee: Anvil Books, 1971.) First published in 1953 under the title 'Death Sails the Shannon. The Authentic Story of the Colleen Bawn'. Tralee: The Kerryman Ltd.
  10. John Cronin, 'Gerald Griffin and The Collegians? : a reconsideration', University review, V/1 51–63, (Spring 1968).
  11. John Cronin, Gerald Griffin in London, 1823–1827. Irish Booklore, 1972.
  12. Grace Eckley, "Griffin's Irish Tragedy, The Collegians, and Dreiser's American Tragedy", Éire–Ireland 19/1 (1977).
  13. John Cronin, Gerald Griffin (1803–1840): A Critical Biography (Cambridge University Press 1978). [With bibliographic information].
  14. Robert Davis, Gerald Griffin (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980).
  15. John Cronin, 'Gerald Griffin, The Collegians', in: The Anglo-Irish Novel: The Nineteenth Century [Vol. I] (Belfast: Appletree Press 1980) 59–82.
  16. Judy Gleeson, Pre-Famine Ireland in the Works of John Griffin (1981).
  17. John Cronin, 'The Creative Dilemma of Gerald Griffin', in: Talamh an Éisc: Canadian and Irish Essays, ed. Cyril J. Byrne & Margaret Harry (Halifax: Nimbus 1986) 105–118.
  18. Barry Sloan, 'Early Tales by the Banims and Gerald Griffin (1825–1830)', in: The Pioneers of Anglo-Irish Fiction, 1800–1850 (Irish Lit. Studies 21) (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe; New Jersey: Barnes & Noble 1986) 51–73.
  19. Barry Sloan, 'Lady Morgan's Departure and Griffin's Major Works (1825–1830)', in: The Pioneers of Anglo-Irish Fiction, 1800–1850 (Irish Lit. Studies 21) (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe; New Jersey: Barnes & Noble 1986) 109–136.
  20. Julian Moynahan, 'Gerald Griffin and Charles Dickens', in: Literary Interrelations: Ireland, England, and the World, edited by Wolfgang Zach and Heinz Kosok, vol. II: Comparison and Impact (Tübingen: Günter Narr Verlag, 1987) 173–180.
  21. Michel Flot, 'Gerald Griffin', in: The Big House in Ireland, ed. Jacqueline Genet (Dingle: Brandon; New York: Barnes & Noble 1991) 91–102.
  22. Benedict Kiely, 'The Two Masks of Gerald Griffin', in: A Raid into Dark Corners and Other Essays (Cork Univerity Press 1999) 203–214 [first publ. 1972].

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Griffin, Gerald (1895). ‘Fame’. In: Poems and Plays: The poetical and dramatic works of Gerald Griffin.‍ Ed. by [unknown]. Dublin: James Duffy, p. 134.

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  author 	 = {Gerald Griffin},
  title 	 = {Fame},
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  booktitle 	 = {Poems and Plays: The poetical and dramatic works of Gerald Griffin},
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  address 	 = {Dublin},
  date 	 = {1895},
  pages 	 = {134}


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Creation: By Gerald Griffin (1803–1840). 1830s?

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  • The poem is in English. (en)

Keywords: literary; poetry; Gerald Griffin; 19c

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  1. 2012-02-16: File proofed (2), additions to encoding made; header completed; file parsed; SGML and HTML files created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2012-02-16: Header created. (ed. Juliette Maffet)
  3. 2012-02-16: First proofing. (ed. Juliette Maffet)
  4. 2012-02-16: Text captured by scanning. (file capture Juliette Maffet)

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