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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter
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The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Length of days. (search)
Sheridanana. It is scarcely too much to say that the Sheridans were, and are, a remarkable race. The first was Dr. Thomas Sheridan, the friend and correspondent of Dean Swift. Eminent and successful as a schoolmaster, he had a great taste for polite letters, as he translated the Satires of Perseus into prose, and the "P
Here, then, we have traced a long line of illustrious Sheridans, through nearly two centuries. 1.
The Doctor, friend and biographer of Swift.
2. Thomas Sheridan, actor, lecturer, and author, with his wife, a novelist and dramatist.
3. Richard Brinsley, the Sheridan, " Orator, dramatist, minister who ran Through each Sheridan, " Orator, dramatist, minister who ran Through each mode of the lyre and was master of all." 4.
Tom Sheridan, wit and poet, and his brother Charles. 5. Mrs. Norton and her sisters.
6. Lord Dufferin, nephew of Mrs. Norton. --Surely no family can trace such an unbroken line of genius and talent as this.
The great Sheridan — dramatist, orator, wit, and bon-vivant--was pronounce