1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Cook

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



WILLIAM COOKE. — The Capricious Lady, a comedy, altered from Beaumont and Fletcher, 1783, 8vo; Conversation, a didactic poem, London, 1796, 4to; other editions, 1807, 1815 (with additions), 1822, 8vo; The Art of Living in London, a poem.

Born in Cork about 1740, was educated there, and went to London in 1766, with introductions to Goldsmith and Burke, whose friendship he retained while they lived. He was a barrister at law, and wrote some legal works, and also Memoirs of Charles Macklin, and Memoirs of Samuel Foote. Died in Half Moon Street, Piccadilly, on April 3, 1824.