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William Maginn (1794–1842)

Maginn, William. An Irish scholar, poet, and journalist, a noted man in his day; born at Cork, Nov. 11, 1793; died at Walton on Thames, Aug. 2, 1842. He was a contributor to the early volumes of Punch, and with Hugh Fraser founded Fraser’s Magazine in 1830. The only collection of his writings (and that partial) is the ‘Miscellanies’ (1855–57), edited by R. Shelton Mackenzie. His best stories are ‘The City of Demons’ and ‘Bob Burke’s Duel with Ensign Brady.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).