1791-1851; b. Oporto, son of Irish wine merchant; ed. England, a Catholic;
worked in his fathers counting house in Portugal; forced out by
French in 1807; served in cavalry; poetry, after 1814, brought connection
with Wordsworth; associated with Blackwoods Magazine; trans.
from Portuguese, including the Lusiad; wrote a novel, The Conspirators
(1841), containing recollections of military service on Iberian peninsula.