From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Johnstone, Charles, author of Chrysal or the Adventures of a Guinea, was born at Carrigogunnel, County of Limerick, about 1719. He was called to the Bar, but deafness prevented him from practising otherwise than as a chamber counsel. His Chrysal attracted much attention at the time, revealing as it did the secret springs of some current politics, and exposing the profligacy of several men of rank. Amongst other works he wrote the Reverie. In 1782 he sailed for India, where he became the proprietor of a newspaper, and having acquired considerable property, died in Calcutta about 1800.
37. Biographical Dictionary: Alexander Chalmers. 32 vols. London, 1812-'17.
349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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