Percival "Percy" Arland Ussher (b. 1899 - d. 1980) was an Anglo-Irish academic, essayist and translator.

Born in Battersea, London, he studied at Cambridge University for some time. In 1926 he published a translation of The Midnight Court (Cúirt an Mheán-Oíche) by the Irish Gaelic-language poet, Brian Merriman.

He published The Face and Mind of Ireland (1949) and Three Great Irishmen (1952), a comparative study of Shaw, Yeats, and Joyce.

He moved to County Waterford to manage the family farm before moving to Dublin in 1953.


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A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Percival Arland Ussher (1899-1980), Irish author, critic. An Alphabet of Aphorisms (1955).

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