William Cooke

Cooke, William, a miscellaneous writer and poet, was born in Cork, which city he left for London in 1766. He was introduced into literary society by Burke and Goldsmith. Besides biographies of Macklin and Foote, he wrote poetry; his best known piece, "Conversation," published in 1807, contains spirited and accurate descriptions of the members of the famous literary club of which Burke, Goldsmith, Johnson, and others were members. He died in London, 3rd April 1824.


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