From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Duane, William John, a lawyer, was born at Clonmel in 1780. He went to America when young, was first a printer, then a paper-dealer, was admitted to the Bar in 1815, and often represented Philadelphia in the State Legislature. He was a distinguished lawyer, took a deep interest in public schools, and was a trustee and director of Girard College. In 1833 he was removed by Jackson from the position of Secretary of the United States Treasury for declining to order the removal of the deposits from the United States Bank. He was the author of the Law of Nations Investigated, and other works. He died in Philadelphia, 27th September 1865, aged about 85.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
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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