Edward Hudson

1743-1821; b. Castlemartyr; Co. Cork; an eminent Dublin dentist, on Grafton St.; author of An Heroic epistle from Kitty Cut-a-dash to Oroonoko (Dublin 1778), a verse-satire on Irish politics; also Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day (Dublin 1788); corresponded with Edmund Burke. PI

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[Attrib.], An Heroic epistle: from Kitty Cut-a-dash to Oroonoko (Dublin 1778), viii, 40pp. [8o.]

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D. J. O’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912) cites Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day (Dublin 1788).

Note: British Library holds an autograph letter addressed to him by Edmund Burke.

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Former owner: Edward Hudson was a former owner of La liturgie, c'est à dire, le formulaire des prières publiques, de l'administration des sacremens / selon l'usage de l'Eglise d'Irlande; avec le Psautier (Dublin: chez André Crook, imprimeur de la Reine 1704), [376]pp., being a revision by J. Durel (1625-1683) of Pierre de Laune's translation of 1616, first issued in Geneva, 1665, and London, 1667. The volume variously belonged to Jean Curran, John Philpott Curran, and J. Gilmore, and was acquired by Trinity College Library from Greene & Co (Dublin) under the terms of the Purser Shortt Bequest. (COPAC).

A namesake (poss. a relative) is editor of Some Original Letters of Bishop Bedell, concerning the steps taken toward a reformation of religion at Venice, upon occasion of the quarrel between that State and Pope Paul V (Dublin: George Faulkner 1742), 80pp. [8o].