COMPENDIUM OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY;
COMPRISING SKETCHES OF
EMINENT PERSONS CONNECTED WITH IRELAND BY
OFFICE OR BY THEIR WRITINGS.
'And if I have done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired: but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto."— II. Mac. XV. 38.
M. H. GILL & SON, SACKVILLE-STREET.
I dedicate this Book to the Memory of my Father
RICHARD DAVIS WEBB
DEEPLY INTERESTED IN ITS PLAN AND INCEPTION
HAS NOT LIVED TO SEE ITS COMPLETION