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Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English, The Romantic Period, 1789-1850 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980), Vol. I; born in Cork, studied with Dr. Mangan before taking law exams and working as a journalist; wrote two unpublished plays, with music by J. Blewitt and C. Horn respectively, The Corsair (1814), and The Prince of the Lake (1818). [NOTE, This information clashes with PI.] Also, poetry collections, The Prince of the Lake (1815), and Fasciculus of Lyric Verse (1846), both printed in Cork.
Brian McKenna, Irish Literature, 1800-1875: A Guide to Information Sources (Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1978) : 1794-1846; Prince of the Lake ... (Bolster, 1815); Fasciculus of Lyric Verses by the Late M. J. OSullivan (Cork 1846) [many of his minor poems]. Commentaries, D. J. ODonoghue (Shamrock 1890) [MJ OS confined himself to drawing room entertainment though he could do better]. Memoir of the Author (in Fasciculus) [A friend of Thomas Crofton Croker, William Maginn, and Thomas Moore, his wrote pop. songs of the day]. Ed. Freemans Journal, Theatrical Observer, and other papers. contrib. Frasers Lit. Chronicle.
Peter Kavanagh, The Irish Theatre (Tralee: The Kerryman 1946): 1794-1845; [PI] The Corsair or The Pirates Island (Crow St. 1814), mus. J. Blewitt, and Lalla Rookh (Crow St. 1818), mus. C. Horn, ran 100 nights; Poet laureate of Freemasons in Ireland in 1820. And compare with other writers on the theme of The ODonoghue of the Lake.
Hyland Books (Cat 1997) lists A Fasciculus of Lyric Verses (Cork 1846), port., 84pp.
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