Rhoda Coghill

Quotations

Life
1903-?; b. Dublin; ed. TCD, music; concert pianist and teacher; accompanist at BBC from 1939; poetry collections, The Bright Hillside (Dublin 1948), foreword by Seamus O’Sullivan; also Time is A Squirrel.

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Quotations
The Young Bride’s Dream”: ‘I wonder if he will still be gentle / When I am fastened safe to his side.’ (Quoted in Catriona MacKernan, review of Patricia Coughlan & Tina O’Toole, eds., Irish Literature: Feminst Perspectives, in Books Ireland, Feb. 2009, p.15.)

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References
Lennox Robinson & Donagh MacDonagh, eds., Oxford Book of Irish Poetry (OUP 1958), selects “Runaway”; “The Young Bride’s Dream”; “The Bright Hillside” [pp.255-57].

Katie Donovan, A. N. Jeffares & Brendan Kennelly, eds., Ireland’s Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994) incls. sample.

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