Robert Lynd

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Robert Lynd


Born
in Belfast, Ireland
April 20, 1879

Died
October 06, 1949

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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 Rog
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Average rating: 3.88 · 156 ratings · 22 reviews · 62 distinct works
The Pleasures of Ignorance

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I Tremble to Think

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Old and New Masters

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1919 — 59 editions
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The Book of This and That

2.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1915 — 31 editions
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Dr. Johnson and Company

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1946 — 2 editions
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The Art of Letters

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1920 — 70 editions
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The Goldfish

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1927
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The Money-Box

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1925 — 3 editions
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On not being a Philosopher

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The Cockleshell

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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
Robert Lynd

“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.”
Robert Lynd

“A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.”
Robert Lynd
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