1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Duckett

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 124.



WILLIAM DUCKETT. — Poesies (by Louis I., the King of Bavaria), traduites par W. D. Paris, 1829, 12mo.

Presumably the United Irishman of the same name, who was born in Killarney in 1768, and died at Paris in 1841. Wolfe Tone thought him a spy, but there is little doubt that he was wrong. He wrote odes between 1816 and 1821 on the death of Princess Charlotte, on Greek and South American independence, etc. His descendants have made reputations in France.