S[amuel] K[ennedy] Cowan

Life
1850-1918; b. 13 Aug., Lisburn, Co. Antrim; ed. TCD, BA 1871; MA 1874; contrib. to Lyra Hibernica Sacra; living at Glanghana, Bangor, Co. Down; contrib. Kottabos; incl. in J. M. Lowery, Book of Jousts; author of Christmas card verse, occasionally set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Poems (London 1873); The Murmur of Shells (Belfast 1879); A Broken Silence and Some Stray Songs (belf&Lon 1883); Play, a picture book, verses of SKC (London 1884); Laurel Leaves (Belfast 1885); Jemima Jenkins and Other Jingles (1892); Roses and Rue (Newry 1894); Victoria the Good (Newry 1897), and From Ulster’s Hills (1913); militia major; included in Sung by Six, Collected Poems of Six Poets (Belfast 1896), pp.51-53. PI APPL

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References
For Ulster’s Hills: A Book of Verse (Belfast: McGaw 1913) [Emerald Isle Books 95].

University of Ulster Library holds Idylls of Ireland, Some Celtic Legends done into Metre by Samuel K. Cowan (3rd ed. London: Marcus Ward 1896), 71pp. [PR4508]; Laurel Leaves (McCaw, Stevenson & Orr 1885), 69pp.

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