1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anthony King

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 236.



ANTHONY KING, LL.D. — The Moriad, or the Overthrow of Folly, a poem addressed to the Marquis of Townshend (anonymously), Dublin, 1790; The Frequented Village, or the Prospect of Liberty, a poem, London, 1771; Dublin, 1797, 4to; Satire on the Times; an Ode to Genius; In Praise of the Original Volunteers Association (all anonymous).

A counsellor-at-law in Dublin, who published a work on "National Education" in that city in 1793. Sch., T.C.D., 1763; B.A., 1765; M.A. 1768; LL.B. and LL.D., 1781. There is a poem by him among Samuel Whyte's poems. He was the third son of Sir Anthony King, Lord Mayor of Dublin, and was born in July, 1742, his mother's name being Sarah Atkinson. He was baptised in St. Audoen's Church, July 23, 1742, died in September 1797, and was buried there. The Frequented Village was dedicated to Goldsmith, whom he knew.