Vol. 13: Hyland, Cal and James Kelly.

Type: Article

Hyland, Cal and James Kelly. ‘Richard Twiss’s A Tour of Ireland in 1775 (London, 1776) – The Missing Pages and some other notes’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 13 (1998), pp 52-64.

This article gives an account of Richard Twiss’s own annotated copy of the London edition of his A Tour of Ireland in 1775, in which he inserted the four pages (162-165) which he had removed from the edition as published. These pages contain an attack on Gorges Edmond Howard, and a full transcription of the text of the missing pages is provided in this article. Included also are Twiss’s many other manuscript additions and annotations to the text. According to Hyland and Kelly, “the discovery of Twiss’s own copy, complete with the ‘missing pages’ and the author’s annotations, is more than just a bibliographical curiosity, it is a matter of some cultural as well as literary consequence”.