William Irving


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(1766–1821), father of Pierre Munro Irving and eldest brother of Washington Irving, contributed light satirical verse to Salmagundi (1807–8). He was a moving spirit, with his brothers and brother-in-law, J.K. Paulding, in the informal literary group known as the “Nine Worthies” or “Lads of Kilkenny” of “Cockloft Hall.”

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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