1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Macken

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 93 (August 1823) 186.



June 7. At Enniskillen, after a protracted and painful illness, which he endured with exemplary fortitude, Mr. John Macken, the Sailor Poet. This highly-gifted, but unfortunate individual, was the author, under the feigned name of Ismael Fitzadam, of two delightful volumes of poetry, The Harp of the Desert, and Lays on Land. His history, we understand, is very interesting, and we hope to lay before our readers some further particulars of him, with a beautiful Tribute to his Memory, in our next.