1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Quillinan

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:1699.



EDWARD QUILLINAN (son of Edward Quillinan of Ireland, a wine merchant at Oporto). b. Oporto 12 Aug. 1791; educ. at Sedgley park school, Staffs. 1800; a clerk to his father at Oporto 1805-7; cornet 2 dragoon guards 14 July 1808, present at Walcheren; lieut. 23 light dragoons 14 July 1810; lieut. 3 dragoon guards 24 June 1813, placed on h.p. 1814; lieut. 3 dragoon guards again 29 June 1815, placed on h.p. 31 May 1821; served in Spain 1812; wrote a satirical poem The ball room votaries 1810; his connection with The whim, a magazine, Canterbury 1810-11 involved him in two duels; author of Dunluce castle, a poem 1814; The sacrifice of Isabel 1816; The conspirators, 3 vols. 1841; translated 5 books of Camoens's Lusiad, published by John Adamson 1853. d. Loughrigg Holme, Ambleside 8 July 1851. bur. Grassmere churchyard 12 July. E. Quillinan's Poems, edited by Wm. Johnston (1853); W. Knight's Life of Wm. Wordsworth, iii. 114, 380, 521 (1889); Irish monthly, xv 285-8 (1887).

NOTE. — He m. 11 May 1841 Dorothy, 2 dau. of William Wordsworth, she was b. Dove cottage, Grassmere 16 Aug. 1804, d. Rydal Mount 9 July 1847, she wrote Journal of a few months residence in Portugal and glimpses of the south of Spain 1847, new ed. 1895.