1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Anster

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 442.



Anster (1793-1867) was a native of Charleville, Ireland, and became Regius Professor of Civil Law in Trinity College, Dublin. He published Poems, with Translations from the German, in 1819. His masterly translation of Faustus, from the German of Goethe, appeared in 1835. He contributed largely to Blackwood's Magazine and the Dublin University Magazine.