Samuel O'Sullivan

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Sullivan, Samuel, D.D., brother of preceding, was born near Clonmel, about 1790. He became a convert to Protestantism in early life, and for twenty-four years filled the position of Chaplain to the Hibernian School, in Phoenix Park, Dublin. He was a constant contributor to the pages of the Dublin University and Blackwood's Magazine, and the author of a Church Catechism and other works. "His style was formed at an earlier period than that of most of the writers who have of late years addressed the public, and it more often reminds us of Goldsmith in its truth of delineation, and of Swift in its perfect purity of language, than of any one modern author." He died 6th August 1851, and was buried at Chapelizod.

Sources

116. Dublin University Magazine. Dublin (38), 1833-'77.

146. Gentleman's Magazine. London, 1731-1868.
Gilbert, John T., see Nos. 110, 335.

273. O'Sullivan, Rev. Samuel, D.D., Remains. 2 vols. Dublin, 1853. O'Sullivan Beare, see No. 75.

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