1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Matthew West

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 476.



REV. MATTHEW WEST. — Ethelinda, a tragedy, 1796, 8vo; Pizarro, a tragedy, 1799; 8vo; Poems on Several Occasions, Dublin, 1800 (?); 4to; Female Heroism, a tragedy, Dublin, 1803, 8vo.

Sch. T.C.D., 1766; B.A., 1768; M.A., 1773. Was Rector of Clane Union. Had been curate of Donnybrook in 1772, and in 1777 Vicar of Carnalawey, diocese of Kildare. He was married twice, his first wife dying June 27, 1786, and on his death, September 11, 1814, aged 65, he was buried beside her in Donnybrook Churchyard. His "Poems" were mostly written before he was 17.