William Dunkin

(1709—1765) poet

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(?1709–1765), poet. Born Dublin, educated at TCD, he was a member of Swift's literary circle. His Murphaeid (1734) deals with the pretensions of a college porter. Collections of his works appeared in 1769–70 and 1774. He is a poet of considerable energy and intelligence.

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

Subjects: Literature.

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