Robert Lynd





Robert Lynd


Born
in Belfast, The United Kingdom
April 20, 1879

Died
October 06, 1949


Robert Wilson Lynd was an Irish writer, an urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist.

He was born in Belfast and educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, studying at Queen's University. His background was Protestant, his father being a Presbyterian Church Moderator.

He began as a journalist on "The Northern Whig" in Belfast. He became a fluent Irish speaker, and Gaelic League member. As a Sinn Féin activist, he used the name Robiard Ó Flionn/Roibeard Ua Flionn.

He wrote for The Republic in its early days. He spoke at the funeral in 1916 of Irish Republican and Marxist James Connolly, whose works Labour in Ireland, Labour in Irish History and The Re-Conquest of Ireland he subsequently edited. He was also a loyal friend of R
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I tremble to think

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Old and New Masters

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The Goldfish

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Great Love Stories Of The W...

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The Little Angel : A book o...

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It's a Fine World

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The Cockleshell

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In Defence of Pink

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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
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“Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.”
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“A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.”
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