Sir James Prior

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Prior, Sir James, author, was born at Lisburn in 1790. He entered the navy as a surgeon, served abroad and at home, became Deputy-Inspector of Hospitals in 1843, and was knighted in 1858. He was the author of several popular works: Voyage to the Indian Seas in 1810-'11; Memoirs of Edmund Burke (1824); Life of Oliver Goldsmith (1836); Life of Edmond Malone (1860). His Burke and Goldsmith have gone through many editions, and are still looked upon as standard works. He died 14th November 1869, aged 79.

Sources

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

241. Men of the Time. London, 1856-'75.

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