1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Eyre Evans Crowe

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 90.



EYRE EVANS CROWE. — The Pleasures of Melancholy, and A Saxon Tale (in verse), London, 1819, 8vo.

A distinguished journalist and writer in his day, author of various novels, travels, biographies, and histories. Born in Hampshire in March, 1799, but was of Irish origin. Was educated at T. C. D. and wrote prose and verse for the Dublin Magazine, 1820, and also many poems and articles for the London Examiner, of which he afterwards became one of the principal writers. He wrote leaders for the Morning Chronicle, edited the Daily News for a time, and also wrote for Fraser's Magazine. He died in London, February 25, 1868, and was buried in Kensal Green. He was the father of Eyre Crowe, A.R.A., and of Sir Joseph Archer Crowe, C.M.G.