William Francis Sullivan
?1756-?1830; jurist; ed. TCD, naval officer 1776-1783; settled in England;
The Rights of Man, satirical play performed in 1791; The Flights
of Fancy, misc. poems (1792); The Test of Union and Loyalty on
the Long Threatened French Invasion (1797?); The History of Mr.
Rightway and His Pupils, an entertaining and instructive lesson ...
(1816); Pleasant Stories, or the Histories of Ben, the Sailor, and
Ned, the Soldier (n.d.). also issued An Historical Treatise on
the Feudal Law (1772). ODNB RAF
Peter Kavanagh, Irish Theatre (1946), William Francis Sullivan
?1756-?1830, TCD grad.; The Rights of Man, farce (Buxton 1791;
Hay 9 Aug. 1792); in The Thespian Magazine, 1792, Vol. 1; The
Test of Union and Loyalty or The Long-threatened French Invasion, 8vo,
1797 written and spoken by W. F. Sullivan, AB; Flights of Fancy, Leeds
Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature
in English, The Romantic Period, 1789-1850 (Gerrards Cross: Colin
Smythe 1980), Vol. I, characterises Sullivan as a writer of inferior quality.