Joseph Cooper Walker

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Walker, Joseph Cooper, author of The Historical Memoirs of the Bards and Music of Ireland, and of the Historical Essay on the Dress, Armour, and Weapons of the Irish, was born in the County of Dublin about 1762, and was educated by Dr. Ball. Ill health obliged him to visit Italy, where he devoted himself to the study of Italian literature, and his valuable works above mentioned are disfigured by a superabundance of Italian quotations. He died at St. Valerie, near Bray, 12th April, 1810, aged 48.

Sources

233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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