William McCome

Life
1793-1873 [or McComb]; b. Coleraine, Co. Derry; 17 Aug. teacher, bookseller in Belfast, and printer of McComb’s [sic ODNB] Presbyterian Almanack ((1840-89); attacked O’Connell in Repealer Repulsed (1841) and spoke at public demonstrations against Repeal of the Union in Belfast; issued The Dirge of the O’Neill (1817); also The School of the Sabbath (1822, 1825), Translations and Paraphrases in Verse (1829) and The Voice of a Year or Recollections of 1848 (1849); Poetical Works (1864); d. Belfast, 13 Sept. ODNB PI

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Works
The Dirge of the O’Neill and Other Poems (Belfast 1817); The School of the Sabbath (Belfast 1822; Glasgow 1825); Translations and Paraphrases in Verse (Belfast 1829); The Voice of a Year; or Recollections of 1848, with Other Poems (Edinburgh, London & Belfast 1849); Poetical Works (Belfast 1864). Reprints, The Repealer Repulsed (UCD Press 2003), 320pp. [1841 pamph. with letters, songs and ballads].

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References
University of Ulster Library (Morris Collection) holds The Poetical Works of William McComb (Lon. 1864).

Belfast Central Public Library holds Dirge of O’Neill (1817); School of the Sabbath (1822); The Voice of A Year, Recollections of 1848, poems (Belfast 1849); Poetical Works (1864).

Belfast Linenhall Library holds Dirge of O’Neill and Other Poems (Belfast 1817); Presbyterian Almanacs (1840-89); Repealer Repulsed (1841); School of the Sabbath (1822).

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