Thomas Given

Life
1850-1917; b. Culleybackey, Co. Antrim; farm-worker; visited America; became JP and was secretary of freemason lodge; Ulster Scots dialect poems co-published with his brothers Patrick Given (d.1864) and Samuel Fee Given (d.1867), in Poems from College and Country by Three Brothers (1900); a ‘Life’ by G. R. Buick included in Poetical Works (1900). APPL DUB

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Works
‘The Weaver Question’, selected in Walker et al., eds, Faces of Ireland (1992); from G. R. Buick, ed., Poetical Works of the Given Brothers (Belfast 1900).

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References
British Library holds only Voices from the Rostrum, consisting of a series of school-room rhymes, vacation rhymes, and rambles &c. (Belfast: C. Aitchison 1860), xii, 128pp.

Emerald Isle Books (Cat. 95) lists P., S. F., and T. Given, Poems from College and Country by Three Brothers (belfast: Baird 1900), 263pp., ill. of Cullybackey area [38].

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