From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
De Blaquiere, Peter Boyle, Canadian politician, was born in Dublin, 27th April 1784. A midshipman in H.B.M. fleet at the battle of Camperdown, he afterwards left the navy, and emigrated to Canada in 1837. He was a member of the legislature for twenty-two years, and was some time Chancellor of the University of Toronto. He died at Yorkville, near Toronto, October 1860, aged 76.
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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