Euseby Digby Cleaver

Hyde dedicated his first book, Leabar Sgéuaigheachta (1889), to Euseby Digby Cleaver, a generous supporter of Irish who suggested his publish it, with the words, ‘Of you that saying of the Roman is true - except to change one word, nihil Hibernicum alienum a me puto.’ FURTHER, Hyde, Story of Early Gaelic Literature (1895), ded. Fr. Euseby Cleaver and Fr. James Keegin of St. Louis for attempts to halt the ‘ever increasing Gaelicisation of our race’ earning the thanks of all those who ‘do not desire to see our ancient Irish race sink into West Britain.’ [Dominic Daly, The Young Douglas Hyde, p.212]