From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Coffey, Charles, a dramatic author, born the end of the 17th century, wrote nine successful pieces. He died 13th May 1745, and was buried at St. Clement Dames, in the Strand, London. But one of his works has kept its hold on the stage — The Devil to Pay, or the Wives Metamorphosed. A writer in the University Magazine says: "He had no great share of original genius, but possessed considerable humour, and an aptitude of applying other peoples' ideas, in which he was more successful than scrupulous."
116. Dublin University Magazine (45). Dublin, 1833-'77.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
A touching story for the genuine booklover, written by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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