ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Doyne

(1733-1765)


Philip Doyne, the son and heir of Robert Doyne, M.P. for County Wexford (1745-60), was educated under Dr. John Lawson at Carlow School before entering Trinity College Dublin in 1749 (B.A. 1752). He married Lady Johanna Gore, daughter of the first Earl of Arran. Doyne's blank verse translation of Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered was described by Nathan Drake in 1820 as "among the rarest of rare books."


TEXT RECORDS:

1763Irene, a Canto, on the Peace.
1763The Triumph of Parnassus, a Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

The delivery of Jerusalem [Tasso] translated. 1761.
The triumph of Parnassus, a poem on the birth of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. 1763.
Irene, a canto on the peace. 1763.