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Mahony, Francis (Father Prout) (1804-1866), priest, scholar, journalist, and poet, was bora in Cork, educated in Amiens and Paris. Having been ordained, he served in Switzerland and Ireland, and then was appointed to duty in London. In 1834 he became connected with Eraser's Magazine. He was noted for his elegant translations from English into Latin, French, Greek and Italian verse, and also from French, Latin and Italian into English. In 1846 he became Baily News correspondent at Rome, and for the last few years of his life wrote letters from Paris for the Globe. His Bells of Shandon, Mistletoe, Lady of Lee, Legend of Arethusa, are much admired, and he possessed a deep though quiet fund of humour. His Reliques were published in 1836 and 1860, and his Final Reliques in 1876.