Essays in Prose and Verse by J. Clarence Mangan. The Prose Writings of James Clarence Mangan.

More library books in facsimile — vital to any store of Manganiana.

“Every scrap of writing from Mangan’s pen, or remotely relating to him, deserves to be rescued from the countless contingencies to which manuscripts are exposed.”  – Charles Patrick Meehan, C. C.

Essays in Prose and Verse by J. Clarence Mangan. Edited by C. P. Meehan, C. C. (Dublin, 1884)

https://archive.org/details/essaysinprosean00meehgoog

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“What was to be done ? Hastily to discuss the remainder of my wine, to order a fresh bottle, and to drink six or eight glasses in rapid succession, was the operation of a few minutes. And oh, what a change ! Cleverly, indeed, had I calculated upon a glorious reaction. Words I have none to reveal the quiescence of spirit that succeeded the interior balminess that steeped my faculties in blessed sweetness ; I felt renovated, created anew ! I had undergone an apotheosis ; I wore the cumbrous habiliments of flesh and blood no longer ; the shell, hitherto the circumscriber of my soul, was shivered ; I stood out in front of the universe a visible and tangible intellect, and beheld, with giant grasp, the key that had power to unlock the deep prison which enclosed the secrets of antiquity and futurity !”

(“An Extraordinary Adventure in the Shades”)

 

The Prose Writings of James Clarence Mangan (Centenary Edition) Edited by D. J. O’Donoghue

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006130439

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