William Allingham


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William Allingham
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BirthplaceBallyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Died
NationalityIrish
Occupation
poet, scholar

Allingham, William,

1824–89, English poet, b. Donegal, Ireland. He is best known for his short lyrics, most notably "The Fairies," beginning "Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen."
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Doyle exceled at drawing fairies and other supernatural creatures, which filled the pages of Punch, and appeared in John Ruskin's The King of the Golden River (1851) and William Allingham's In Fairyland (1869).
The next section, "Victorians Major and Minor," represents the heart of the collection and contains ten essays that cover a variety of topics from Eliot, Dickens, and Thackeray to William Allingham, Israel Zangwill, and Charles Lever.
Thus, Lounsberry interweaves her close readings of Woolf's early diaries with equally close readings of the fifteen diaries Woolf read during the period (those by Sir Walter Scott, Fanny Burney, Samuel Pepys, William Johnson Cory, James Boswell, William Allingham, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Lady Charlotte Bury, Elizabeth Lady Holland, Dr.
In 1854, Elizabeth Siddal began to plan paintings of "Clerk Saunders" and several other ballads from Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1803), intending them for an illustrated ballad collection to be edited by William Allingham. Although the illustrated collection would not be realized, her work with ballads would not be insignificant.
William Allingham's poem, the refrain of which is repeated
/ I'll dig with it." On a more impish note William Allingham's "The Fairies" describes in rhyme the antics of leprechauns: "Wee folk good folk / Trooping all together; / Green jacket red cap / and white owl's feather!"
- June 6, 1896: Henry William Allingham was born in Clapton, east London.
June 6 1896: Henry William Allingham is born in Clapton, East London, two days after the very first Ford vehicle, the Ford Quadricycle, is constructed.
One inspiration for Yeats was William Allingham, who specialised in emigrant verse; he had come to England in the 1850s and was closely involved in the literary and artistic networks around Tennyson and the pre-Raphaelites.
Each of those sections is divided into chapters covering various aspects of the period; the nineteenth-century coverage, for instance, includes a separate chapter on Thomas Moore, one on translator-poets such as James Clarence Mangan and Mary Balfour, one on the Young Ireland and Fenian political poets, and another on poets like Aubrey de Vere and William Allingham who worked resolutely within the English tradition.
William Allingham, the turn of the century poet from Ballyshannon, must surely have visited the Glens of Antrim for the inspiration for this poem.
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