Henry Luttrell

1766-1851; b. Dublin; an Irish Parliament MP, he later moved to London, and wrote for the Times in 1826; poems in The Keepsake (1829); Lines Written at Ampthill Park (Lon. 1819); anthol’d in Keepsake for 1829; well-known in London society and contemp. of Wellington, known as a wit; d. Brompton Sq.; often cited in poetry memoirs of early Victorian period, and cited as forgotten poet by Austin Dobson in St. James Magazine (Vol. 43, p.43); he is mentioned by in Letters of Junius; d. Brompton Square, London. ODNB PI TAY RAF FDA

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Dictionary of National Biography: ?1765-1851; wit and society poet; natural son of Earl of Carhampton [Henry Lawes Luttrell, 1743-1821, commander of the forces in Ireland, 1796-97, ODNB]; MP for Clonmines, co. Wexford, 1798; introduced to London society by Duchess of Devonshire; wrote Advice to Julia, a Letter in Rhyme (1820, revised 1822), and Crockford House (1827). a satire on high play [gambling]. Famous conversationalist and diner-out.

D. J. O’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912), gives a page-index of references to Luttrell in Moore’s Dairy, about 90 in all.

Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, 1789-1850 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980), Vol. 2: ‘... friendly with the glories of the day, Campbell, Macaulay, Moore (who speaks of him in his diary).’ Cites two commentaries, A. Dobson, ‘A Forgotten Poet of Society’, St. James’s Magazine XXXIII (1878); A. Crosse, ‘An Old Society Wit,’ Temple Bar, CIV (1895).

Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 1: natural son of Lord Carhampton, MP for Clomines, Co. Wexford, 1798; Irish govt. pension; managed father’s estates in West Indies, returned London, close fr. of Samuel Rogers and mbrs. of Holland House circle; renowened wit; d. London. [Bibl. as in Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, Colin Smythe 1980]

Geoffrey Taylor, ed., Irish Poets of the 19th Century (1951): member of Irish Parliament but retired to London after the Union.

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