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A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FOR HENRY COLMAN FROM JOHN ADAMS TO JAMES MONROE IN 1816.
Printed from the original manuscript in the New York Public Library.
QUINcy Dec 6th 1816 DEAR SIR Although our good old Massachusetts, has encore quelques Prejuges, yet I find that all our liberal minded Men have a Strong desire to See our past present and future Presidents They hesitate not to ask me for Introductions and I hesitate not to give them knowing as I do the past, present and future President to be as liberal Men as themselves They all return so full of Gratitude for their kind Receptions so delighted with their Tours and so full of Praises of the Characters they have Seen, that I am encouraged to persevere Indeed this my office of Introducer General is the only means left me of contributing one mite to the preservation of the Union of the Once Colonies now States, which has been the Object of my Life It is curious that I should introduce to you a Gentleman who carries to the President of the Senate twenty odd votes for your Rival Candidate. Yet so it is. And you may depend upon it, The Reverend M. Henry Colman, the Bearer of this Letter is one of our most ingenious litterary Characters, our most amiable Men and our most tollerant Politicians as well as Theologians. No Bigot; No Fanatic; a phylosophic Divine; And this is no contradiction I pray you to introduce this Gentleman to Madam Monroe. I have observed that our grave Philosophers and Divines return from Washington, Montecillo and Montpelier as full of Panegyrics on Madam Madison Madam Randolph and her Daughters as of their Husbands Fathers & Grandfathers For my part I wish the Ladies would undertake to reconcile North and South, East and West. I verily believe they could do it, though the Gentlemen have not yet been able to accomplish it. It would not be so difficult, nor so wonderfull as the Peace of the Romans and Sabines which Fathers Brothers and Husbands could not effect
I am Sir, with Sincere Esteem Your humble Servant
JAMES Mon Roe. Secretary of State
LIST OF WORKS IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY RELATING TO IRELAND;—IRISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, ETC.
Axictionaries, Glossaries, etc.
Atkinson (Robert). Glossary [of the Irish language]. (Roy. Irish Acad. Todd Lecture ser. v. 2, pp. 515–950. Dublin, 1887.) — Irish lexicography. (Royal Irish Acad. Todd Lecture ser. v. 2, pp. 3–34. Dublin, 1887.) Coneys (T. De Were). An Irish-English dictionary, intended for the use of students and teachers of Irish. [By T. De Vere Coneys.] Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1849. I p.l., v-viii, 382 pp. 8°. Cormac (Mac Cuilennain), king and bishop of Cashel. Sanas Chormaic. Cormac's glossary; translated and annotated by the late John O'Donovan. Edited with notes and indices, by Whitley Stokes. Calcutta: Irish archae. & Celtic soc., 1868. 1 p.l., xii, 204 pp. sq. 8°. Dinneen (Patrick S.) An Irish-English dictionary, being a thesaurus of the words, phrases and idioms of the modern Irish language, with explanations in English. Compiled by Rev. P. S. Dinneen. Published for The Irish Texts Society. Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son, 1904. xvi, 803, xviixxii. pp. 12°. Finck (Agnes), and Finck (Franz Nikolaus). A glossary to Donlevy's catechism. [Based on the edition of 1742.] (Archiv f. celtische Lexicographie. v. 2, pp. 1-131. Halle a. S., 1901.) Focloir Gaoidheilge-Shagsonach no Bearladoir Scot-Sagsamhuil, an Irish-English dictionary. (Archaeologia Britannica, by E. Lhuyd. Oxford, 1707. f*. pp. 310–434.) Foley (Daniel). An English–Irish dictionary, intended for the use of students of the Irish lan. guage, and for those who wish to translate their English thoughts... Dublin: W. Curry & Co., 1855. iv, 384 pp. 8°. Fournier d’Albe (Edmund E.) An English– Irish dictionary and phrase book with synomyms, idioms, and the genders and declensions of nouns. Dublin: The Celtic Assoc., 1903. viii, 11., 329 pp. 12°. Hogan (Edmund). The Latin lives of the Saints as aids towards the translation of Irish texts and the production of an Irish dictionary. Dublin: Academy House, 1894. xii, 140 pp. 8°. (Royal Irish Academy—Todd Lecture Ser. v. 5.) Holder (A.) Alt-Celtischer Sprachschatz. I. Bd. (A-H). Leipzig. B. G. Teubner, 1896. 4°. Irish glosses, edited by a member of the Council from a MS. in the Library of Trinity College, ; (In London Philolog. Soc. Trans., 1859.
Irish glosses. A mediaeval tract on Latin declension...to which are added the Lorica of Gildas...and a selection of glosses from the book of Armagh. Edited by Whitley Stokes. Dublin: Irish archae. & Celtic soc., 1860. 2 p.l., 206 pp., I 1. sq. 8°.
Irish Society, etc. See Coneys (T. de Were).
Lane (T. O'Neill). Lane's English–Irish dictionary... Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1904. ix, 3 l., 581, II pp. 8°.
Lhuyd (Edward). See Focloir Gaoidheilge, etc.
Meyer (Kuno). Contributions to Irish lexicography. (Archiv f. celtische Lexicographie. v. 1, suppl. pp. 1–160; v. 2, suppl. pp. 161–448. Halle a. S., 1898–1904.) Nigra (Constantino). Glossae Hibernicae veteres Codicis Taurinensis. Lutetiae Parision-um: A. Franck, 1869. xxxii, 69 pp., 1 1. 8°. O’Brien (H.) Irish-English Dictionary; whereof the Irish part hath been compiled not only from various Irish Vocabularies, particularly that of Mr. Edward Lhuyd, but also from a great variety of the best Irish manuscripts now extant, especially those that have been composed from the 9th and Ioth Centuries down to the 16th. 2. ed. Dublin, 1832. 8°. O’Donovan (J.) See O'Reilly (Edward).
O’Reilly (Edward). An Irish-English dictionary, with...numerous comparisons of Irish words with those of similar orthography...a supplement containing many thousand Irish words... by J. O'Donovan... Dublin: /. Duffy and Co. [188—?] 1 p.l., 726 pp. 4°. O'Reilly (E.) Sanas Gaoidhilge-Sagsbhearla, an Irish-English Dictionary containing upwards of twenty thousand words that have never appeared in any former Irish Lexicon, with copious quotations from the most esteemed ancient and modern writers to elucidate the meaning of obscure words; and numerous comparisons of the Irish Words with those of similar Orthography, sense or sound in the Welsh and Hebrew Languages. To which is annexed a compendious Irish Grammar. Dublin, 1817. 4°. Stokes (Whitley). A collation of the second edition of O'Clery's Irish glossary. (Archiv f. celtische Lexikographie. v. 1, pp. 348-359. Halle a. S., 1899.) — Notes on the St. Gallen glosses. f. celt. Philol.
1899.) - ---On the old Irish glosses of the St. Gallen MS. of Priscian.
The Old-Irish glosses at Würzburg and
Carlsruhe. Edited with a translation and glossarial Irish Language : Dictionaries, cont'd.
index. Part I. Hertford: Philological societies of London and Cambridge, 1887. 8°.
O'Davoren's glossary. (Archiv f. celtische Lexicographie. v. 2, pp. 197-504.) Halle a. S., 1903-'o.4.)
— O'Mulconry's glossary. (Archiv f. celtische Lexikographie. v. 1, pp. 232-324; 473–481. Halle a. S., 1898–99.) Three Irish glossaries. Cormac's glossary. Codex A. (from a manuscript in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy), O'Davoren's glossary (from a manuscript in the Library of the British Museum), and a glossary to the Calendar of Oingus the Culdee (from a manuscript in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin). With a preface and index. Zondon: Williams & Morgate, 1862. lxxx, 168 pp. 8°.
Three Irish medical glossaries. Archiv f. celtische Lexikographie. v. 1, pp. 325-347. Halle a. S., 1899. Stokes (Whitley), and Strachan (J.) Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus; a collection of the OldIrish glosses, scholia, prose and verse. Cambridge: University Pr., 1901–03. 2 v. 4°. Strachan (J.) On the language of the St. Gall glosses. (Ztschr. f. celtische Philol. v. 4, pp. 470-492. Halle a. S., 1903.) Old-Irish Afrithissi. (Archiv für celtische Lexikographie. Halle a. S., 1898. 8°. v. 1, pp. 230-231.) — Some notes on the Irish glosses of Würzburg and St. Gall. (Zeitschr. f. celtische Philologie. v. 3, pp. 55–60. Halle a. S., 1899.) Thurneysen (Rudolf). Irisch reicc und creicc. —Albretonische Glossen. [Aus dem codex leidensis vossianus fol. 24 (Io Jahrh.)] (Ztsch. f. celt. Philol. v. 2, pp. 81–85. Halle a. S., 1898.) Vallancey (Charles). Prospectus of a dictionary of the Aire Coti, or ancient Irish, compared with the language of the Cuti or ancient Persians, with the Hindostanee, the Arabic, and Chaldean languages. Dublin, 1802. 4°. Windisch (Wilhelm Oscar Ernst). Die altirischen Glossen im Carlsruher Codex der Soliloquio des S. Augustinus, mit Anmerkungen von ... W. (In: Irische Texte. Leipzig, 188o. 8°. Ser. 2, Heft I, pp. 143–163.)
Cath Ruis na Rig for Bóinn. With a preface, translation, and indices, also a treatise on Irish neuter substantives, and a supplement to the index vocabulorum of Zeuss' “Grammatica Celtica.” By Edmund Hogan. Dublin: The Academy, 1892. xxxii, 282 pp. 8°. (Royal Irish Academy. Todd Lecture ser. v. 4.) Connellan (T.) ... The king's letter, translated into Irish: with a grammatical introduction to the Irish language, and reading lessons... London: A'. Watts, 1825. v. p. I map. 2. ed. 12°. An primer Gaoideilge lé na brig a Saicsbearla. The Gaelic primer interpreted by the English language. London? 182—?] 24 pp. 16°. Imperfect. Daly (T.) Fein-theagasg Gaoidheilge. Selfinstruction in Irish: or, the rudiments of that lan
guage brought within the comprehension of the English reader, without the aid of a teacher... Dublin. J. Daly, 1846. 56 pp. 16°. Finck (F. N.) Die araner Mundart. Ein Beitrag zur Erforschung des Westirischen. Band [1-2]. Marburg: AV. G. Elwert, 1899. 2 v. 8”. Bd. 1, Grammatik; 2, Wörterbuch. Hogan (Edmund). On Irish substantives: being a contribution to Irish grammar and lexicography. (Roy. Irish Acad. Todd Lecture ser. v. 4, pp. Io8–208. Dublin, 1892.) — Irish phrase book, illustrating the various meanings and use of verbs and prepositions combined. I p.l., 144 pp. Dublin: Sullivan Bros., 1897. 12°. M. (S.O.) Casan na gaoidhilge. An introduction to the Irish language; compiled... under the patronage of the general assembly in Ireland... Dublin. Goodwin, Son & Methercott, 1841. 232 pp., 11., I pl. 12°. Molloy (John). Gemination of vowels, consonants, syllables, words, phrases. By S. O. MoelMoidh [i. e., John Molloy]. Compiled in London and Paris from 1879 to 1881. I. fasciculus. (4) 152, (4) pp. [London, 1881.] 8°. Hekto i. copy. . - - - - - - “The following fasciculus on Gemination is the first of a series of which about half a dozen more are to follow on differ
ent difficulties in the way of studying the Irish language."— Pre/ace.
Neilson (William). An introduction to the Irish language... Dublin. P. Wogan, 1808. 3 v. in I. 8°.
O'Conor (E.) Uraicet na Gaedilge: a grammar of the Gaelic language. [Anon.] Dublin, 1808. 12°.
Introduction signed E. O'C.
O'Donovan (J.) A grammar of the Irish language, published for the use of the senior classes in the College of St. Columba. Dublin. Hodges & Smith, 1845. lxxxviii, 2 l., 459 pp. 8°.
O'Growney (E.) Simple lessons in Irish; giving the pronunciation of each word. Pts. 1–5. Dublin. The Gaelic League, 1898–1902. 16”. (Gaelic League series. I-5.)
Pt. 1. is 16. ed.: pt. 2, 9. ed.: pt. 3, 5, ed.: pt. 4, 2. ed.: pt. 5,
, ed. 4 O Moel-Moidh (Seaghan). See Molloy (John). O'Molloy (F.) A brief introduction to the Irish or ancient Scotch language: out of O'Molloy's grammar. (Archaeologia Britannica, by E. Lhuyd. Oxford, 1707. 8°. pp. 299–309.) Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language. First Irish book... Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son, 1896. 33. ed. 39 pp. 24”. — Second Irish book... Dublin. M. H. Gill & Son, 1896. 14. ed. 2 p.l., IoI pp. 24”. Third Irish book. Dublin, 1887. 9. ed.
24°. Stokes (Whitley). Urkeltischer Sprachschatz; ilbersetzt, uberarbeitet, u. hrsg. von A. Bezzenberger. Göttingen. Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht, 1894. viii, 337 pp. 8°. (Fick (F. C. A.) Vergleichendes Wörterbuch derindogermanischen Sprachen. Th. 2.)
Vallancey (Charles). Grammar of the IbernoCeltic or Irish language, to which is prefixed an essay on the Celtic language. Dublin, 1782. 2. ed. 8°.
Irish Language. Grammars, cont'd. Windisch (Wilhelm Oscar Ernst). A concise Irish grammar with pieces for reading. Translated from the German by Norman Moore, M.D. Cambridge: The University Press, 1882. xvi, 166 pp. 127. Zeuss (Johann Caspar). Grammatica Celtica, e monumentis vetustis, tam Hibernicae linguae quam Britannicarum dialectorum, Cambricae, Cornicae, Armoricae, comparatis Gallicae priscae reliquiis. Editio altera, curavit H. Ebel. Berolini, 1868–71. I v. in 2. nar. 4°. Hogan (Edmund). Supplement to the index vocabulorum of the Grammatica celtica [of Zeuss]. (Roy. Irish Acad. Todd Lecture ser. v. 4. pp. 267–282. Dublin, 1892.) Miscellany. Amelioration (The) of Ireland contemplated, in a series of papers. I. On the use of the Irish language in religious worship and instruction [by A. P. Perceval]... London: W. J. Cleaver, 1844. 24 pp. 2. ed. 8°. Anderson (Christopher). Memorial on behalf of the native Irish, with a view to their improvement in moral and religious knowledge, through the medium of their own language. London: Gale, Curtis & Fenner, 1815. 79 pp. 8°. Atkinson (Robert), On Irish metric: an inaugural lecture on Celtic philology, delivered March, 1884, in Trinity College, Dublin. 2 p.l., 32 pp. Dublin: University Press, 1884. 8°. Beauford (William). I. Druidism revived; or, A dissertation on the characters... of writing, used by the Irish in their pagan state... II. Of the origin and language of the Irish... Dublin, 1781. (In: Vallancey (C.) Collectanea de rebus Hibernicis. Dublin, 1770–1787. 8°. v. 2, no. 7, pp. 160–249, 8 pl. Betham (Sir William). Etruria-Celtica. Etruscan literature and antiquities investigated, or, The language of that ancient and illustrious people compared and identified with Iberno-Celtic, and both shown to be Phoenician. Dublin: P. H. Asaray & Sons, 1842. 2 v. 8°. Brash (Richard Rolt). The Ogam inscribed monuments of the Gaedhil in the British Islands; with a dissertation on the Ogam character, by Richard Rolt Brash. Edited by G. M. Atkinson. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1879. 3 p.l., vii-xvi. 425 pp., 5o pl., 1 port., I map. 4°. Dinneen (P. S.) Lectures on the Irish language movement... under the auspices of various branches of the Gaelic League, with an introduc
tory chapter. Dublin. Keating Branch of the Gaelic.
League, 1904. 61 pp. 8°.
Ebel (Hermann). Celtic studies. Translated from the German; with an Introduction. . . by William K. Sullivan. (Atlantis: or, Register of literature and science. v. 3, pp. 49-127. Dublin, 1862. 8°.)
The original was published in Beiträge zur vergleichenden Sorackforschung, hrsg. von A. Kuhn und A. Schleicher.
The Position of the Celtic. Translated, with the addition of a great many words from the Beiträge zur Vergleichenden Sprachforschung. Vol. ii, p. 137. (Atlantis: or Register of literature and science. v. 3, pp. 438-377.)
Essay (An) on the antiquity of the Irish language; being a collation of the Irish with the Punic language... Dublin, 1781. 2. ed. (In: Vallancey (C.) Collectanea de rebus Hibernicis. Dublin, 1770–1787. 8°. v. 2, no. 8, pp. 251-348.) Ferguson (Sir Samuel). Fasciculus of prints from photographs of casts of Ogham inscriptions. Dublin. The Academy, 1881. 47–56 pp., 5 pl. 4°. (Royal Irish Academy. Transactions, v. 27. Polite literature and antiquities, 4.) Ogham inscriptions in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Edinburgh, 1887. 8°. Foy (W.) Die idg. Langdiphthonge im Inselkeltischen. (In: Festschrift Whitley Stokes... gewidmet... Leipzig, 1900. 8°. pp. 26-27.) Graves (Charles), bishop of Limerick, Ardfert. and Aghadoe. Notes on the Ogam Beituluisnin, and on Scythian letters. pp. 207-252. m.p., n.d. 8°. Repr.: Hermathena, III. Haerne (Désiré P. de). Analogies hibernoflamandes, ou Affinités entre la langue irlandaise et la flamande. Gand: imprimerie E. Vandehaeghen, 1884. 2 p.l., 60 pp. 8°. Repr.: Mess. Sci. hist. Belg., lviii, 1884. Hibernia resurgens [an account of the Irish language and writings]. I p.l., Iopp., 2 l. n. 2., n.d. 4°. Title-page missing. M’Elligott (P.), of Limerick. Observations on the Gaelic language. (In: Dublin Gaelic Soc. Trans. Dublin, 1808. 8°. v. 1. 40 pp.) Mason (Henry Joseph Monck). Reasons and authorities, and facts afforded by the history of the Irish society, respecting the duty of employing the Irish language as a more general medium of conveying scriptural instruction to the native peasantry of Ireland. Edinburgh. W. Whyte & Co., 1830. 24 pp. 8°. O'Flanagan (Rev. M.) Irish phonetics. Dublin: Browne & Molan, Ltd., 1904. 31, (7) pp. I6°. Perceval (A.P.) The native Irish and the mother tongue. A letter addressed to the Duchess of Sutherland. London : The author, 1852. 16 pp. 8°. Roehrig (F. L. O.) A lecture on the Irish language and the Irish nationality. Delivered before the Gaelic Literary Society of San Francisco... May 26th, 1891. San Arancisco: The Society, 1891.
16 pp. 16°. Repr.: The Monitor, June 26, 1891. [Sankey ( ).] A brief sketch of various at
tempts which have been made to diffuse a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures through the medium of the Irish language... Dublin: Graisberry & Campbell, printers, 1818. 1 p.l., 144, 16 pp. 4°. Skene (William Forbes). Notes on the Ogham inscription on the Newton stone... Edinburgh Meill & Co., 1865. 12 pp., I pl. sq. 8”. Repr.: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. Sommer (F.) Altirisch bibdu “reus." (In: Festschrift Whitley Stokes...gewidmet... Leipzig, 1900. 8°. pp. 24–25.) Stokes (Whitley). of names.) (In: Irische Texte. 8°. ser. 3, pp. 285-444.)
Cóir Anmann. (Fitness. Leipzig, 1880.
Gilbert (Sir John T.) Irish bibliography, with an introduction, etc., by E. R. M'Clintock Dix. I pl. (Proc. Roy. Irish Acad. v. 25, section C., Archaeol., &c., pp. 117–142. Dublin, 1904.)
Historic (The) literature of Ireland, an essay on the publications of the Irish Archaeological Society. Dublin: W. B. Kelly, 1851. 64 pp. 8°.
Reprinted from the Irish Quarterly Review.
Historicus, pseud. The best hundred Irish books... With annotated index. [Dublin, 188–) 60 pp. 8°.
Reprinted from the Freeman's Journal.
O'Reilly (Edward). A chronological account of nearly four hundred Irish writers, commencing with the earliest account of Irish history, and carried down to the year of our Lord 1750; with A Descriptive Catalogue of such of their Works as are still extant in Verse or Prose, consisting of upwards of one thousand separate tracts. (IbernoCeltic Society. Transactions, v. 1, pt. 1. Dublin, 1820. (5) l., coxxxiii pp. 4°.)
Power (J.) Irish literary periodicals, 1730– 1865. [A bibliography.] (Notes and Queries. London, 1866. 3. ser., v. 9, p. 173.)
R. (T. B.) Rough preliminary list of books printed in the Irish character and language. (The Celtic Magazine. Inverness, 1885. v. Io, pp. 584–586.)
46 titles, printed between 1571 and 1817.
Reid (John). Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica, or An account of all the books which have been printed in the Gaelic language, with bibliographical and biographical notices. Glasgow, 1832. 8°.
Arbois de Jubainville (M. H. d'). Essai d'un catalogue de la litterature épique d'Irlande, précédé d'une étude sur les manuscrits en langue irlandais conservés dans lesiles britanniques et sur le continent. Paris, 1883. 8°.
Arbois de Jubainville (M. H. d’) [and others]. L'épopée celtique en Irlande. T.I. Paris: A. Thorin, 1892. I v. 8°. (In: Arbois de Jubainville (M. H. d’). Cours de littérature celtique. Paris, 1883–99. 8°. T. 5.)
Drummond (W.H.) Ancient Irish minstrelsy. Dublin. Hodges & Smith, 1852. xxviii, 292 pp. 8°.
Faraday (Winifred). On the question of Irish influence on early Icelandic literature, illustrated from the Irish MSS. in the Bodleian library. 22 pp. (Manchester lit. and philos. soc. Mem. and proc. v. 44, no. 2. Manchester, 1900.) 1. Icelandic literature; 2. Irish literature. Historic (The) literature of Ireland, an essay on the publications of the Irish Archaeological Society... Dublin. W. B. Kelly, 1851. 64 pp. 8°. Repr.: “Irish Quarterly Review.” Byde (Douglas). A literary history of Ireland; from earliest times to the present day. London: T. F. Unwin, 1899. xviii, 654 pp., I pl. 8°. (Library of literary history.) The story of early Gaelic literature... London: T. F. Unwin, 1895. xxv, I l., 174 pp. 16°. (New (The) Irish Library.) MacCarthy (D. F.) The poets and dramatists of Ireland, with an introduction on the early religion and literature of the Irish people. vol. 1. Dublin, 1846. 24°. (Duffy's Library of Ireland,
I3.) M'Gee (T. D'A.) Gallery of Irish writers: the Irish writers of the 17th century. Dublin, 1846. 24°. (Duffy's Library of Ireland, 14.) Maclean (Magnus). The literature of the Celts, its history and romance. London: Blackie & Son, 1902. xv, 4oo p. 8°. Madden (R.R.) The history of Irish periodical literature... 17th–19th cent'y., with notices of remarkable persons connected with the press... London, 1867. 2 v. 8°.
O'Daly (Aenghus). The tribes of Ireland: a satire, with poetical translation by...J. C. Mangan; together with an historical account of the family of O'Daly; and an introduction to the history of satire in Ireland, by J. O'Donovan. Dublin: /. O'Daly, 1852. 112 pp. 8°.
Vallancey (Charles). Of the literature of the Irish nation in heathenish times. Translation of a fragment of the Brehon laws...The Gavel law of the antient Irish explained... Dublin, 1787. (In his: Collectanea de rebus Hibernicis. Dublin, 1770–1787. 8°. v. 2, no. 5, pp. 1-75.) Walker (Joseph Cooper). Historical memoirs of the Irish bards... with...observations on the music of Ireland... also, an ... account of the musical instruments of the ancient Irish, and an appendix containing several biographical and other papers, with select Irish melodies. London: T. Payne & Son, 1786. xii, 166, 124, 3 1., I pl., I port. 4°. Individual Texts and Authors.