From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Brooke, Charlotte, daughter of the preceding, was born at Rantavan, between 1740 and 1750. She was the first to appreciate and collect the scattered poems in the Irish language. These she translated, and in 1789 published with the originals, in a volume entitled Reliques of Irish Poetry. She certainly did an acceptable service to her country, in rescuing from oblivion a few of the interesting remains of its ancient genius. She had much of her father's poetical talents, was enthusiastically attached to the drama, and wrote Belisarius, a tragedy, and other works. She was an intimate friend of Maria Edgeworth's. She died in Dublin in 1793.Sources
39. Biographical Dictionary, Imperial: Edited by John F. Waller. 3 vols. London, N.D.
49. Brooke, Henry, Memoir, prefixed to Fool of Quality: Edited by Rev. Charles Kingsley. 2 vols. London, 1859.
50. Brooke, Charlotte: Reliques of Irish Poetry. Dublin, 1789.
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