From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Duff, Mary Anne, an actress, was born in Dublin. Her maiden name was Dyke; she was sister-in-law to Moore the poet. She married John Duff, a comedian, and after playing in Dublin for some time, they emigrated to the United States in 1810, and became general favourites. Drake styles her "a beautiful woman, and a celebrated tragedian." In 1828 she played for a time in London. She died in Cincinnati, November 1832.
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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