Who is Katharine Tynan

Katharine Tynan (23 January 1859 – 2 April 1931) was an Irish writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1893 to the Trinity College scholar, writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865–1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson, or variations thereof. Tynan's younger sister Nora O'Mahony (née Tynan, 1866–1954) was also a poet and one of her three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900–1982), was also known as a writer. The Katharine Tynan Road in Belgard, Tallaght is named after her.


Tynan was born into a small farming family in County Dublin and educated at the Dominican St. Catherine's, a convent school in Drogheda. Her poetry was first published in 1875. She met and became friendly with the poet Ger...
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Katharine Tynan Poems

  • Recompense: (for Lord Kilhacken)
    That which I saved I lost
    And that I lost I found,
    And you are mine, oh tender little ghost,
    Whose grave is holy ground. ...
  • A Birth-night Song
    The Child is rocked on Mary's knee,
    Cold in the stall this bitter night,
    And 'Lullalay-loo,' soft singeth she,
    'My little Boy and Heaven's Delight!' ...
  • Lament
    To the Immortal Tenth (Irish) Division

    Suvla, name of bitterness, ...
  • A Song Of Going
    I would not like to live to be very old,
    To be stripped cold and bare
    Of all my leafage that was green and gold
    In the delicious air. ...
  • The Heart Of A Boy
    To Mrs. Guy Wyndham

    The heart of a boy is full of light, ...
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Heart 60 God 56 Love 52 I Love You 52 Dear 50 Young 45 Night 44 Sweet 41 Head 40 Long 39

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Msjlibrary: happy st. patrick's day...this month's "from the stacks" features "the rhymed life of st. patrick" by katharine tynan,
Laplcentral: slow spring-katharine tynan o year, grow slowly. exquisite, holy, the days go on with almonds showing the pink stars blowing and birds in the dawn. grow slowly, year, like a child that is dear, or a lamb that is mild, by little steps, and by little skips, like a lamb or a child.
Michaldemers: the rhymed life of st. patrick : tynan, katharine, 1861-1931 : free download, borrow, and streaming : internet archive
Alastairggunn: annie hall thomas (1838-1919), ada trevanion (1829-1882), katharine tynan (1859-1931), margaret vane (1838-1916), marie van vorst (1867-1936), clara venn, margaret verne (1837-1864), alice mary vince, elizabeth stuart phelps ward (1844-1911), carolyn wells (1862-1942)...
Celizmurray: twenty one poems by katharine tynan: selected by w.b. yeats:
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Lay His Sword By His Side
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Lay his sword by his side -- it hath served him too well
Not to rest near his pillow below;
To the last moment true, from his hand ere it fell,
Its point was still turn'd to a flying foe.
Fellow-labourers in life, let them slumber in death,
Side by side, as becomes the reposing brave --
That sword which he loved still unbroke in its sheath,
And himself unsubdued in his grave.

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