1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Kennedy

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:201.



WILLIAM KENNEDY. b. near Dublin 26 Dec. 1799; ed. at Belfast college 1819; journalist on the Paisley Magazine at Paisley 1828-9; worked with Leitch Ritchie in London 1828-9; private sec. to earl of Durham, governor general of Canada, Aug. 1838; British consul at Galveston, Texas, Dec. 1841 to 1847; retired on a pension 1849; edited the Continental annual 1832; author of My early days 1824; Fitful fancies 1827; The arrow and the rose and other poems 1830; The siege of Antwerp 1838; The rise, progress and prospects of the republic of Texas 2 vols. 1841. d. Paris 1871. G. Gilfillan's History of a man (1856) p. 169; J. Grant Wilson's Poets of Scotland, ii. 213-17 (1877); N. and Q. 2 S. i 113, 163, 183, 342, 400 (1856).