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James Clarence Mangan

(1 May 1803 - 20 June 1849 / Dublin)

James Clarence Mangan
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James Clarence Mangan, born James Mangan was an Irish poet.

Literary Career

Mangan was the son of a former hedge school teacher who took over a grocery business and eventually became bankrupt.

Born in Dublin, he was educated at a Jesuit school where he learned the rudiments of Latin, Spanish, French, and Italian. He attended three different schools until the age of fifteen. Obliged to find a job in order to support his family, he became a lawyer's clerk, and was later an employee of the Ordnance Survey and an assistant in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

Mangan began submitting verses to various Dublin publications, the first being ... more »

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  • ''He, too, had tears for all souls in trouble,
    Here and in hell.''
    James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849), Irish poet. The Nameless One (l. 55-56). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-C...
  • Solomon! where is thy throne? It is gone in the wind.
    Babylon! where is thy might? It is gone in the wind.
    Happy in death are they only whose hearts have consigned
    All Earth's aff...
    James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849), Irish poet. Gone in the Wind (l. 25-28). . . Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. A. N. Jeffares...
  • ''Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river,
    That sweeps along to the mighty sea;''
    James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849), Irish poet. The Nameless One (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Cou...
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