W. J. Paul

Life
[William J. Paul]; compiler of Belfast printed anthology of chiefly minor poets as Modern Irish Poets [2 Vols.] (1894; 1897).

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Commentary
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 Hewitt’s 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. M’Combe; 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. D’Alton; 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 O’Brien; 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.

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