1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Wilson Croker

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 88.



JOHN WILSON CROKER. — FAMILIAR EPISTLES TO F. E. JONES, Esq., in verse, anonymous, Dublin, 1804, 12mo; various editions; HISTRIONIC EPISTLES, London, 1807, 12mo; SONGS OF TRAFALGAR, —; BATTLE OF TALAVERA, Dublin, 1809 (anonymously), 1810, 8vo; 1812, 4to; 1816, 8vo, and other editions.

Also wrote, there is little doubt, the skit on Dublin ladies called "Cutchacutchoo, or the Jostling Innocents," Dublin, 1805, 12mo; second edition, ditto, ditto. Most of his satires called forth numerous replies. Was a somewhat voluminous author, and for years was a Quarterly Reviewer. He was born in the town of Galway in 1780; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A., 1800; LL.B. and LL.D., 1809; and became a member of the Irish Bar. He deserted law for journalism and politics, becoming member for Downpatrick in 1807. Became Secretary to the Admiralty, and a most prominent parliamentarian. Retired from active political life in 1832, and died near Hampton on August 10, 1857.