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And, finally, a tip of my hat to Helen Hayes, Frances Cheeseman, and Frances Whistler, Joyce Atwood, and Ann Vaccaro. Page vi Lester I. Conner has taught in a number of American colleges and universities, but perhaps his richest experience was provided by Trinity College, Dublin, where he was five times a visiting professor, and at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. His connection with the Yeats School began in 1967 and has continued during the years since, principally as associate director.

3. Those poems in which the name appears are given at the end of each entry. 4. The dictionary can profitably be read through, or browsed, because it contains helpful information that identifying a single name may not demand. There are, of course, many individuals to thank for help, encouragement, and inspiration. I will do most of this in the page of dedication and acknowledgment. No one, however, can have given me more outright help and encouragement than Samuel Hynes, Professor Emeritus, Princeton, and I can but hope that my gratitude is as obvious as my indebtedness.

The Tain Bo Cuailgne, dating to accounts in the earliest Irish chronicles, has been retold countless times. Full accounts are given by Lady Gregory in her Cuchulain of Muirthemne and in Thomas Kinsella's Tain Bo Cuailgne. Some of it is given in the more recent account Over Nine Waves by Marie Heaney. " Browning, Robert. " Brycelinde. In Arthurian legend, the region adjoining Brittany, usually given as Broceliande. Merlin lived in the forest of Broceliande, and it was there that the sorceress Viviane cast a spell upon him.

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