"Though my letters are wild as the mountains in which they were written"

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Title

"Though my letters are wild as the mountains in which they were written"

Subject

Lough Derg--Ordnance Survey--Description--John O'Donovan

Description

"Though my letters are wild as the mountains in which they were written, still do I feel myself very sober in thought, and exceedingly (excessive) in love with truth even to the prejudice of all national feelings…"

Creator

John O'Donovan, 1806-1861

Source

Letter from John O'Donovan, Pettigoe, October 28th 1835, p. 242, O’Donovan, John, Ordnance Survey Letters, Donegal: Letters Containing Information Relative to the Antiquities of the County of Donegal Collected during the Progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1835, p. 120

Publisher

Four Masters Press, Dublin

Date

1835 [2000]

Contributor

Transcribed and edited by Michael Herity, MRIA

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Edited edition of letters

Language

English with Irish text in Celtic script

Type

Ordnance Survey Letters

Identifier

DD_0171

Coverage

54.590453,-7.856407

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Text

"Though my letters are wild as the mountains in which they were written, still do I feel myself very sober in thought, and exceedingly (excessive) in love with truth even to the prejudice of all national feelings. But when you consider the subject, the difficulty of my task - that of seeking through the dim vista of tradition some faint glimmerings of truth - and the incoherency of the rude tales which I have attempted to digest, you will perhaps feel convinced that I could be not at all times serious or sober in expression."

Original Format

Hand written letters held in Royal Irish Academy

Citation

John O'Donovan, 1806-1861, “"Though my letters are wild as the mountains in which they were written",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed May 11, 2021, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/189.

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