1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Lewis Swift

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 447.



He [Theophilus Swift] quarrelled with Trinity College Dublin for not honouring his son, "the cleverest lad in all Ireland," as he called him, and got twelve months imprisonment for libelling the Fellows, whilst the Rev. R. Burrowes got six months for a libel on him.