From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Sullivan, Francis S., an eminent legal writer, was born in the south of Ireland early in the 18th century, and graduated in Trinity College, Dublin, where he was elected a fellow in 1738. He died about 1775. His principal works were, a Treatise on Feudal Law, and Lectures on the Constitution and Laws of England. Of the first, an eminent legal writer, quoted by Allibone, says: "We know of no work on feudal learning and the first principles of the English constitution, equal in merit or interest... Copious in detail, and exhibiting ably, among other topics, the influence of the feudal system upon the modern law of tenures."
16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.
332. University of Dublin; History, with Biographical Notices. William B. S. Taylor. London, 1845.
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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