ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Furlong

(1794-1827)


Thomas Furlong was born in County Wexford in Ireland, the son of a small farmer. After working for a time as a grocer's apprentice and as a clerk in a distillery, he founded the New Irish Magazine (1822) and contributed poetry to the Morning Register in Dublin. Furlong wrote extensively for the Dublin and London Magazine (1825-27) as "The Hermit in Ireland." He translated the poems of Carolan in Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy (1831).


TEXT RECORDS:

1816The Fate of Ullin: an Ode.

PUBLICATIONS:

The misanthrope and other poems. 1819.
The doom of Derenzie. 1829.
Irish minstrelsy, ed. James Hardiman [translations by Furlong]. 2 vols, 1831.
The plagues of Ireland. 1834.