Philip Wilson

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Life
Author of Beginnings of Modern Ireland (Dublin: Maunsel & Co. 1912, 1914), 2, vii-xvi, 439, [1]pp.

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Reference
Maunsel publishers cites Beginnings of Modern Ireland [q.d.] in list appended to St. John Ervine’s Mrs. Martin’s Man 1915 [pop. edn.]: Contents: The Lordship of Ireland, the Geraldine Revolt, The Irish church, The Geraldine League, The Kingdom of Ireland, The Reformation, the Plantation of Leix and Offaly, index; history of Ireland ‘affords an interest not altogether disimilar from that which the physician derives from the most painful and complex cases of bodily disease’ (Wilson), cited in review, with comment that the author writes with ‘calm and patience of the inquirers into causes and effects, and at the same time with a sympathy for the sufferers equally consistent with the character assigned to himself in the comparison’ (Daily News Review). Demy 8vo., 5/- net.

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