See also:born at
See also:Mallow, Co .
See also:Cork, on the 14th of
See also:October 1814 . His
See also:Davis, a surgeon in the royal
See also:artillery, who died in the
See also:month of his son's
See also:birth, belonged to an
See also:family of Welsh extraction, and his
See also:mother, Mary Atkins, belonged to a
See also:Protestant Anglo-Irish family . Davis graduated B.A. at Trinity
See also:Dublin, in 1836, and was called to the
See also:bar two years later . Brought up in an English and Tory circle, he was led to adopt nationalist views by the study of Irish
See also:history, a complicated subject in which text-books and the ordinary guides to knowledge were then lacking . In 184o he made a speech appealing to Irish sentiment before the college
See also:historical society, which had been reorganized in 1839 . With a view to indoctrinating the Irish
See also:people with the idea of
See also:nationality he joined
See also:John Blake Dillon in editing the Dublin
See also:Register . The proprietor very soon dismissed him, and Davis saw that his propaganda would be ineffective if he continued to stand outside the
See also:national organization . He therefore announced himself a follower of Daniel O'Connell, and became an energetic worker (1841) on the
See also:committee of the repeal association . He helped Dillon and
See also:Charles Gavan
See also:Duffy to found the weekly newspaper, The Nation, the first number of which appeared on the 15th of October 1842 . The paper was chiefly written by these three promoters, and its concentrated purpose and vigorous writing soon attracted
See also:attention . Davis, who had never written
See also:verse, was induced to attempt it for the new undertaking .
The "Lament of]
See also:Owen Roe O'Neill" was printed in the
See also:sixth number, and was followed by a series of lyrics that take a high place in Irish national poetry—" The
See also:Battle of
See also:Fontenoy," " The Geraldines," "
See also:Wire Bhan a• Stoll." and many others . Davis contemplated a history of
See also:Ireland, an edition of the speeches of Irish orators, one
See also:volume of which appeared, anda
See also:life of Wolfe
See also:Tone . These projects remained incomplete, but Davis's determination and continuous zeal made their mark on his party . Differences arose between O'Connell and the
See also:young writers of The Nation, and as
See also:time went on became more pronounced . Davis was accused of being
See also:anti-Catholic, and was systematically attacked by O'Connell's followers . But he differed, said
See also:Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, from earlier and later Irish tribunes," by a perfectly genuine
See also:desire to remain unknown, and reap neither recognition nor
See also:reward for his
See also:work." His early
See also:death from
See also:scarlet fever (
See also:September 15th, 1845) deprived " Young Ireland " of its most striking
See also:personality . His Poems and his
See also:Literary and Historical Essays were collected in 1846 . There is an edition of his
See also:prose writings (1889) in the Camelot
See also:Classics . See the monograph on Thomas Davis by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy (189o, abridged ed . 1896), and the same writer's Young Ireland (revised edition, 1896) .
JEFFERSON DAVIS (1808–1889)
WILLIAM DAVISON (c. 1541-1608)
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.