1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Anster

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 11.



JOHN MARTIN ANSTER, LL.D. — Ode to Fancy, and other Poems, Dublin 1815, 12mo. Poems, with some translations from the German, Edinburgh, 1819, 12mo. Faustus; the Bride of Corinth; The First Walpurgis Night, translated by J. A., 1835, 8vo. Xeniola, poems, inclunding translations from Schiller and De La Motte Fouque, Dublin, 1837, 8vo. The Second Part of Faust, translated, 1864, 8vo. Lines on the Death of the Princess Charlotte of Wales, to which was adjudged the prize proposed by the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, 1818, 8vo. Other works.

Was the son of John Anster, of Charleville, Co. Cork, and Miss Hesserman, of Lishennel, Co. Limerick, and was born at Charleville, in 1793. Entered T.C.D. in 1810, and graduated B.A. 1816; LL.B. and LL.D., 1825. Became a Protestant while at T.C.D. Was called to the Irish Bar in 1824, wrote a good deal of prose and verse for Dublin University Magazine, and many articles for North British Review. His full name was John Martin Anster, according to Amulet for 1828, which so describes him. Poems by him in that annual for 1826 and 1828. See Dublin University Magazine, November, 1839, for sketch and portrait. In 1841 he received a Civil List pension. Died in Dublin on June 9, 1867, aged 73.