John O'Hagan  

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"The "Chanson de Roland, " which I have ventured to translate, is the outcome of ruder lays which have perished. It was composed, according to all probability, about the end of the eleventh or the beginning of the twelfth century. Its hero is Roland, the Christian Achilles."Song of Roland, John O'Hagan translation

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John O'Hagan (1822 - 1890) was an Irish lawyer and writer. He was also an Irish Nationalist and Younger Irelander, and was a founding member of the first Irish conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

In his last years he published the first English translation of La Chanson de Roland and a translation of the Adoro te devote




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