Seen in the stacks: a gift inscription and grisaille watercolor dated 1798 in a conduct book for young women. This volume is badly in need of repair and will be appearing in our Adopt a Book Program soon.
Pilkington, Mrs. (Mary), 1766-1839. A mirror for the female sex : historical beauties for young ladies : intended to lead the female mind to the love and practice of moral goodness, designed principally for the use of ladies / by Mrs. Pilkington. London : Printed by Vernor and Hood, sold by E. Newberry, 1789. MU Ellis Special Collections Rare HQ1229 .P58
On this day, July 20th, 1798 - Irish Rebels surrender at Timahoe
1798 Rebellion in Timahoe
The main rebel army in the north of the County marshalled itself under William Aylmer of Painstown in the bogs of Timahoe. Consisting of around 4 5,000 rebels, the camp included men who had fought at Prosperous and Clane, at Naas and Rathangan.
They attacked Kilcock on the 1st and 4th of June, burning the barracks and courthouse to the ground on the second occasion and routing the yeomanry under Sir Fenton Aylmer. General Champagne attacked and dispersed the camp at Timahoe on Friday the 8th June. Two days later, Aylmer at the head of 500 rebels took Maynooth. On the following Thursday, they attacked Maynooth again plundering some of the houses and taking a herd of cattle back to camp.
The next day, the 15th June, Aylmers men took a flock of 800 sheep from Richard Griffith at Millicent. On the 19th of June, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stewart ransacked and burned Prosperous, while Aylmer and his men had 200 of their number killed at the battle of Ovidstown.
On the 10th July, the Wexford/Wicklow men camped at Timahoe. The two sides disagreed and the Wexford/Wicklow men moved northwards the next morning with a small party of Kildare men, possibly led by William Aylmer and John Doorly.
On the 20th-21st of July, Aylmer and his officers surrendered and the camp at Timahoe dispersed.
Derrynamuck in the Glen Of Imaal is a cottage dedicated to the memory of Michael Dwyer, a celebrated 1798 leader. It is now well known as the Dwyer-McAllister cottage for it was here that a group of Irish rebels led by Michael Dwyer were hiding when they were surrounded by British troops. Samuel McAllister died when he drew enemy fire to allow Dwyer to escape, and thereby prevent further bloodshed as the British troops were killing innocent farmers in nearby cottages to reach Dwyer.
On this day (13 July) in 1798 Wordsworth visited “Tintern Abbey”
William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy visited a ruined church called Tintern Abbey while on a walking tour on this day in 1798. This experience inspired Wordsworth to write “Tintern Abbey,” which has become one of the most celebrated examples of Romantic poetry.
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818) // The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David (1793) // Witches’ Sabbath, Francisco de Goya (1798) // Rain, Steam, and Speed, J.M.W. Turner (1844) // Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Francis Bacon (1944) // Man With Wilted Flowers(?), Banksy (2013) // Le Ventre Legislatif, Honoré Daumier (1835)
A/N: This is the final chapter for Jurassic Havoc! It was fun to write, thank you all for enjoying it!
Word Count: 1798
“(Y/n)! (Y/n)!” The voice was coming in and out as your eyes fluttered, a bright light shinning down on you as you lifted a hand up, blocking it, “(Y/n)!” You could now hear the voice clearly, looking over and seeing Pietro standing there by your side. “Oh, thank god…” He released a deep sigh. You must’ve been out for a while as it was now night time and you were in the back of what seemed to be an emergency vehicle that wasn’t moving.
“W-where are we?” You slowly sat up, looking around to see the car doors wide open as the two kids that were with Claire sitting out there. “Oh god…did I miss out on something?” You curiously asked, seeing that the remaining four outside, Owen tugging at his hair as Claire talked to the boys.
Taking a trip to Ireland any time soon? Here are some NYRB Classics that might help you along.
The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan: In 1798 Wolfe Tone, the leader of the United Irishman, along with 1,000 French Revolutionary forces landed in County Mayo to liberate Ireland from English rule. They failed, but Flanagan uses the events as the basis for his historical novel that veers between the voices of poets, farmers, landlords, priests, soldiers, Protestants, Catholics, English- and Irish-speakers. Hilary Mantel recommended it as one the greatest historical-fiction books of all time.
Troubles by J. G. Farrell: In 1919, after the end of WWI, a young English veteran goes to visit his fiancée in the grand Irish hotel her father owns. The hotel is falling apart —and despite the fact that his fiancée dies and civil war erupts around him, he can’t seem to leave. A very funny novel, somehow.
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore: Ms. Hearne is a snobbish, priggish spinster living in Belfast who, for obvious reasons, doesn’t have many friends. She also doesn’t have any money, and a few other problems we won’t divulge here. Not a happy character but a very moving book.
Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson: The Aran Islands in Galway Bay are famed for their rugged beauty. Robinson spends the whole book (which isn’t short) describing the perimeter of Inis Mór (”biggest island”) in detail: explicating the geography, history, flora and fauna, myths and stories and personalities and language—and of course his own relation to his adopted and remarkable home-island. You’ll learn about Aran but it will also make you think about your own home and daily journeys around it.