John Chetwode Eustace

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Eustace, John Chetwode, Rev., born about 1765, received his education at Stonyhurst, and in 1795 accepted the professorship of belles-lettres at Maynooth. He travelled on the Continent as a tutor, and published the results of his observations in 1813 in his Classical Tour through Italy. It ran through six editions in eight years. Lady Morgan is said to have made it the basis of her well-known work on Italy; but it has now fallen into disfavour. He was engaged in collecting materials for a supplementary volume, when he was carried off by fever at Naples in 1815. Hobhouse speaks of him as "one of the most inaccurate and unsatisfactory writers that have in our times attained a temporary reputation." He was the author of an Elegy to Burke and other works of minor importance.

Sources

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

39. Biographical Dictionary, Imperial: Edited by John F. Waller. 3 vols. London, N.D.

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