Eaton Stannard Barrett

(1786—1820) poet and satirist

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(1786–1820), poet, and novelist. Born in Cork and educated at TCD, he practised as a barrister in London. All the Talents (1807), contains sharp-tongued portraits of Charles Fox and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. A shorter poem, All the Talents in Ireland, appeared in the same year. Women (1810) eulogizes female virtue. Other works are a comedy, My Wife, What Wife? (1815), and The Heroine (1822), an Ossianic romance.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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