William Wilkins

CriticismCommentary

Life
1852-1915; b. Zante, in Greece, ed. Dundalk Grammar Sch. and TCD; Headmaster of High School, Dublin, where W. B. Yeats was one of his pupils; published Songs of Study (1881) [var. 1891]. TAY

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Reference
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (1991), Vol. 2, gives bio-data as supra (p.972, n.6).

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Notes
Anglo-Irish: Wilkins, with Dowden and G. A. Greene, is one of the poets whose claim to Irishness are disparaged by D. P. Moran in his editorial (The Leader, 22 Dec. 1900) attacking Stopford Brooke and Rolleston’s Treasury of Irish Poetry (1900)

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