Thomas Grady

D. J. O’Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co 1912); The Danciad, a poem (Limerick 1783); The Vision containing reflections on fashionable marriage etc., by an enemy of them all [anon] (Dublin 1798); The West Briton, poems (Dublin 1800), The Barrister, poems (Lon. 1812, 1820); The Nose-Gay, an attack on a Limerick banker which encurred a law suit causing Grady to live in Brussels; O’Connell was his attorney; mentioned in Moore’s diary; The West Briton is a defence of the Union; known as ‘Spectacle Grady’; further details as IBL below [substituting Paris for Paris]; in 1805 he was high sherriff for Limerick; see references in Daniel O. Madden’s Revelations of Ireland.

Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English, The Romantic Period, 1789-1850 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980), Vol. I; , [The Danciad, 1783]; [The Vision, 1798]; The Barrister (1799); The West Briton, being a collection of Poems on various subjects (1800, claiming to be 2nd ed.); 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Letter[s] of ‘The Country Post Bag’, the 3rd being The Nosegay (1815).

No Dictionary of National Biography entry.

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Irish Book Lover, Vol. VII, No. 11, p.188: The Nosegay was a satire on George Evans Bruce, a fellow-barrister [RAF says banker] who won a suit of 500 against Grady, causing the latter to flee to Paris, where he died.

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