[Rev.] Frederick Langbridge
1849-1922; b. Birmingham, of Irish descent; ed. Birmingham, Merton Coll.
Oxford, and later awarded DLitt by TCD; ord. 1878, rector of St. Johns,
Limerick; Miss Honoria (1894), romance in which the hero becomes
East End missionary; Sent By Angels (London: Cassell 1898), 205pp.; The Calling of the Weir (1902), love story of Protestant middle
class; Mack the Miser (1907), middle class Protestant life in Limerick.
Religious principles mixed with romantic fantasy. IF SUTH.
John Sutherland, The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (Longmans
1988; rep. 1989), lists verse, Gaslight and Stars (1880); novels, Riders Leap (1887), sentimental and pathetic Irish story
of gentlewoman who survives love-disppointment for become Lady Bountiful
to a village; The Dream of Dania (1897), romantic upsets; specialised
in sweet women betrayed by cads; wrote tracts for RTS; dg. Rosamund wrote
novels in 20th century. BL 12.
Eggeley Books (Cat. 44) lists Diana Fitzmaurice,
or Candour is Better than Flatter (Preston: Askew ), remaindered
iss. of The Dreams of Dania ill. Jack B. Yeats; sheets bought from Bowden
and reissued cheap; Riders Leap (Halchards 1888), 414pp., adventures
in England and S. Africa; some foxhunting.
Belfast Central Public Library holds
Cracked Fiddle (n.d.); The Dreams of Dania (1897) Gaslight and Stars (1880);
Little Tapers (n.d.)