James Eyre Weekes

CriticismCommentary

Life
?1719-1754 [err. Weeks]; b. Cork; Editor of Dublin Spy, published a children’s geography in 1752; see Joseph Leerssen, Mere Irish & Fíor Ghael (1986), pp.384, 484.

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Reference
A. N. Jeffares & Peter Van de Kamp, eds., Irish Literature: The Eighteenth Century - An Annotated Anthology (Dublin/Oregon: Irish Academic Press 2006), selects “Poem Left in a Lady's Toilet” [206]; “Answer by the Lady's Maid” [207]; “To a Lady with a Fan” [207]. Jeffares notes that the name Thomas Eyre Weekes is shared by another and exactly contemporary author in Cork and by the fathers of each.

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Notes
Poems on Several Occasions (Cork 1743), ded. to Prince Nobody with a preface excusing the liberties taken by his age (‘when the judgement is weak and the imagination luxuriant and unbounded’), and is probably to be identified with the man of that name whose throat was cut before he was thrown in the Liffey for failing to drink a toast to the Court party.

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