William McBurney

Life
?-?1902 [M’Burney]; author of “The Croppy Boy, A Ballad of ‘98”; reputedly d. in America. JMC DBIV

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References
Irish Literature, gen. ed. Justin McCarthy (Washington: Catholic Univ. of America 1904), selects “The Croppy Boy” and “The Good Ship Castle Down”; said to have died in this country [America] in 1902.

John Cooke, ed., The Dublin Book of Irish Verse (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1909), givfes no dates.

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Quotations
“The Croppy Boy”: ‘[…] Is the priest at home? or may he be seen? / I would speak a word with Father Green’ ... I love my country above my King’ [… &c.].

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