W. J. Paul
[William J. Paul]; compiler of Belfast printed anthology of chiefly minor
poets as Modern Irish Poets [2 Vols.] (1894; 1897).
MODERN IRISH POETS [Vol. I] (Belfast Steam Printing Co. Ltd. 1894),
200pp. [preface signed Limerick 1894]; poets selected, with biographical
sketches, incl. Rev. G R Buick; Michael Hogan [Bard of Limerick (viz Thomond)];
Kathleen Knox; John Wilson Montgomery; S K Cowan; W J Gallagher; Nicholas
Day; Joseph A Latimer; William Maxwell Edith H Coghlan; Charlotte Jobling;
Thomas Given [asterisked in John Hewitts copy]; R. W. Cowan; Hamilton
Drummond; Rev. F Langbridge; James A Glen; Wilhelmina E Johnstone; C.
F. Abx; Isa J. Gouk; Rebecca Scott; W. T. McCarthy; W B yeats; Aubrey
de Vere; Katharine Tynan; A P Graves; Harriet Glasgow Acheson; Rev. S.
R. Willis; G. F. Savage-Armstrong; T. D. Sullivan; Liam H. Victory. ALSO
W J Paul, MODERN IRISH POETS, VOL. II (Belfast Steam Printing Co.
Ltd. 1897) [no pref.]; poets selected with biographical sketches include
Edwin Hamilton; J. C. FitzAchery; W E H Lecky; T. C. Murray; Ira Peacocke;
Ellie Sweetman; Rev. Henry Osborne; H. Townsend; W Wilkins; Rev. George
Wilkins; W. J. MCombe; Lawrence Hale; Albert W Quill; T. E. Mayne;
Rev J. W. Ballard; Bella Lesware; Maud E. Sargent; Rev. M Russell, SJ;
J. Todhunter; Robert Blake; John P. DAlton; Jane Barlow; Annie W.
Patterson; Minnie Morris; Edwin Harding; Jack Charlton; Rt. Rev. G. A.
Chadwick; Rev. Thomas Nutt; Edward Dowden; Patrick McCall; T. H. Wright;
J. W. McClure; Rev Francis Meredith; John OBrien; Denis Johnston;
Samuel Ferguson; David herbison; Gerald Griffin; Francis Davis; Lady Wilde.
The collection includes end-notes on Oscar Wilde; Miss Emily Henrietta
Hickey; H. C. Weir; Thomas Stanislaus Cleary; Mrs Shorter; James H Cousins;
Stephen Foreman; Mrs Gilbert [Mulholland]; Miss Margaret Ryan. Vol. I,
Intro., asserting that never had so great poets [...]; signed
Limerick; end-pages show that Paul also issue a Temperance oration.