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Irishwoman Charlotte Brooke wrote during the final two decades of the eighteenth century in many genres (including a lost play, a novel, poetry, and letters, the last two mainly religious in tone and subject-matter), but her claim to fame is her scholarly and creative rediscovery, translation, and publication of poetry written in the Irish language.
Probably between 1750 and 1760 CB was born at Rantavan in Cavan, one of the last of a large family of children and apparently the youngest survivor. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1786 CB contributed anonymous translations of Irish poems to Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards, edited by Joseph C. Walker. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 August 1788 The Dublin Chronicle reported the proposals for CB's Reliques of Irish Poetry, mentioning that a beautiful Irish type would be used for the printing. Bibliographic Citation link.
29 March 1793 CB died of a "malignant fever". Bibliographic Citation link.
After April 1816 CB's Reliques of Irish Poetry, was reprinted by subscription in a second Dublin edition, octavo, with the substantial "A Memoir of Miss Brooke", dated in April, by Aaron Crossley Seymour. Bibliographic Citation link.
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