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Lot 484/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €500, Estimate: €350-500

Moore (George) A curious ALs. to T.P. Gill, partly in what appears to be intended as a pastiche of Yeats’ Celtic Twilight style, on his headed notepaper, 4 Upper Ely Place, undated. ‘Thou hast conquered O pale Gillahan / and the crops are full filled of thy breath) and the Russell hotel rings a pean / and rises from a temperance death / But Kingstown is too far away and I am always more or less busy in the afternoon. I’d like to go for a walk in the dusk about 5, that will not suit thee O pale Gillahan I surmise.’ With a good signature. With two further ALs. from Moore to Gill, one from Paris and one from Ely Place, both concerning arrangements to meet. As m/ss., w.a.f.
* T.P. Gill, a former Parnellite M.P., was Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Institution in Dublin (hence ‘the crops are full filled…’. Moore lived in Ely Place, Dublin from 1901 to about 1910. (1)

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