John Martin Anster, born in Charleville, County Cork Ireland, converted to Protestantism while a student at Trinity College Dublin (B.A. 1816, LL.B. 1825, LL.D 1825). After being called to the Irish Bar in 1824 he was registrar to the Irish court of admiralty (1837) and Regius Professor of Civil Law, Dublin (1850). John Anster published poetry and essays in the Blackwood's Magazine (1818-24), Dublin University Magazine (1837-56) and North British Review (1847-55), and a translation of Goethe's Faust in 1835. He was awarded a government pension in 1841.
1813Ode to Fancy.
Ode to fancy, with other poems. 1813.
Lines on the death of the Princess Charlotte of Wales. 1818.
Poems with some translations from the German. 1819.
Faustus: a dramatic mystery ... translated. 1835.
Xenolia: poems, including translations from Schiller and De La Motte Fouque. 1837.
Faustus, the second part. 1864.