1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Thomas Hancock

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 182-83.



THOMAS HANCOCK, M.D. — Elegy, supposed to be written on the field of battle, 1818, 8vo; The Law of Nature, a poetical essay on the punishment of death, with illustrative notes, 1819, 8vo (both poems were anonymous).

Born at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, in 1783, of Quaker parentage. He was educated in England, and graduated M.D. at Edinburgh in 1809. Died at Lisburn on April 6, 1849, aged 66. Wrote several works on the Friends, and medical books.