1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Lawrence Hynes Halloran

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 178-79,



REV. LAURENCE HYNES HALLORAN, D.D.— A Collection of Odes, Poems and Translations, Exeter, 1789, 12mo; Poems on Several Occasions (a reprint), Exeter, 1791, 4to; The Female Volunteer, or The Dawning of Peace (published over the signature of "Philo-Nauticus"), London, 1801, 8vo; Lachrymae Hibernicae, or The Genius of Erin's Complaint, a ballad (addressed to Lord Hardwicke, Viceroy of Ireland), and a Pair of Epigrams, 1805, 4to (over signature of "Laurence O'Halloran, D.D."); The Battle of Trafalgar, a fugitive poem, with other pieces, London, 1806, 12mo; Cap-Abilities, or South African Characteristics, a satire, 1811.

His name is printed "Halloran" on title-page of first-named volume. Father of the preceeding [Henry Halloran, b. 1811], and born in Ireland in 1766. He was present at the Battle of Trafalgar as chaplain of the Britannia, and published a sermon on the victory. He became rector of the public grammar school, Cape Town, and chaplain to the South African forces. He got into serious trouble in 1818, and was sentenced to transportation for forgery, but protested his innocence to the end of his life. He kept a very successful school at Sydney, N. S. W., where he died on March 8, 1831.