William Hickey

Life
?1749-1830; b. ?Dublin; wrote scandalous and amusing account of travels, Memoirs, published 1913-25, describes addiction to women and claret; his father Joseph appears in Goldsmith’s The Retaliation. DIW

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Notes
Not to be confused with another William Hickey wrote The Virgin Widow, a poem (Lon. 1857) and other Indian works; a missionary in India [D. J. O’Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co 1912)].

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