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William Allingham (1824–1889)

Allingham, William. An Irish poet; born at Ballyshannon, March 19, 1824; died at Hampstead, near London, Nov. 18, 1889. Having for some years been an officer in the Customs, he became assistant editor of Fraser’s Magazine in 1871 and succeeded Froude as editor in 1874, when he also married Helen Paterson, the illustrator and water-color artist. His graceful poems excel in descriptions of Irish scenery and life; some of them were illustrated by Rossetti, Kate Greenaway, and other distinguished artists. Prominent among his works is ‘Lawrence Bloomfield in Ireland’ (1864), a narrative poem on contemporary Irish life. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).