From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, Commodore U. S. N., was born in Ireland, perhaps about 1800. Entering the United States navy, he was Midshipman, 1815; Lieutenant, 1825; Captain, 1856. He served in the South Seas; in 1851, frustrated Walker's filibustering attempts on Nicaragua; served as Fleet-Captain in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Africa, and during the American Civil War was Commodore on the Baltimore station. He died at Norfolk, Virginia, 22nd April 1874.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
A touching story for the genuine booklover, written by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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