1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Anster

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:74.



JOHN ANSTER (eld. son of John Anster of Charleville, Cork). b. Charleville 1793; ed. at Trin. coll. Dublin; scholar 1814, B.A. 1816, LL.B. and LL.D. 1825; barrister 1824; registrar of high court of admiralty Ireland 1837 to death; granted civil list pension of £150 30 Aug. 1841; regius professor of civil law Trin. coll. Dub. 1850 to death; M.R.I.A. 12 Feb. 1838; vice pres. 1849-52; author of Faustus from the German of Goethe, 2 parts 1835-64 the first English translation and thrice reprinted in Germany. Xeniola, poems including translations from Schiller and De la Motte Fouque 1837. (m. 1832 Elizabeth eld. dau. of Wm. Blacker Bennett of Castle Crea, co. Limerick, she was granted a civil list pension of £50 3 Aug. 1870). d. Dublin 9 June 1867. Dublin Univ. Mag. xiv. 544-46 (1839), portrait.