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Brendan Kennelly, The Poetry of Joseph Mary Plunkett, in Dublin Magazine, Spring 1966, p.57., the worst of Blake is better than the best of Namby-Pamby Phillip [sic] because Blakes confusion is more indicative of a complex poetic sensibility than Phillips contemptible lucidity.
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Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 1, Philips [sic]; b. England 1674, came to Ireland as Archbishop Boulters secretary; known as Namby Pamby by Swifts circle for his sentimental verses on children; MP Armagh, 1727 to death in 1749. ed. Boulters correspondence [REV] Plays inc. The Distrest Mother (Lon 1712); also Poems (Oxford 1937).
A Second Letter to Ambrose L Phillipps from the Earl of Shrewsbury on the Present Posture of Affairs (1841), 58pp. [Hyland 214]
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