Elizabeth Dickinson West

CriticismCommentary

Life
[Mrs Edward Dowden, qv.]; dg. John West, Dean of St Patrick’s; met Dowden as student at Alexandra Coll., 1867 long lasting friendship, and marriage on death of his wife, in 1895; his collection A Woman’s Reliquary, dedicated to her; Verses by EDW (Dublin 1876); Verses, Part 2 (Dublin 1883); Iphigeneia in Tauris, trans. from Goethe [Temple Dramatists] (1906); ed., Poems by Edward Dowden (1914); ed. Letters of Edward Dowden and his Correspondents, with HM Dowden (1914). Note, apropos Temple Dramatists, that Temple Rd. was Dowden’s North Dublin address. PI

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References
D. J. O’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse (Dublin: Hodges and Figgis 1912), cites Verses by E.D.W. (Dublin 1876); Verses, Part 2 (Dublin 1833); dg. Dean West, and now Mrs Edward Dowden; three pieces in Lyra Hibernica Sacra, and represented in Dublin Book of Irish Verse.

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