William Allingham

by Warner, Alan


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Genre:Biography / Irish Biography / Irish Interest / RARE & OUT OF PRINT



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(William Allingham (19 March 1824 18 November 1889) was an Irish man of letters and a poet. He was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland became sub-editor of Fraser’s Magazine, which he edited from 1874 to 1879. He had published a volume of Poems in 1850, followed by Day and Night Songs, a volume containing many charming lyrics, in 1855. Allingham was on terms of close friendship with DG Rossetti, who contributed to the illustration of the Songs Lawrence Bloomfield in Ireland, a narrative poem illustrative of Irish social questions, appeared in 1864. He also edited The Ballad Book for the Golden Treasury series in 1864.
Though working on an unostentatious scale, Allingham produced much excellent lyrical and descriptive poetry, and the best of his pieces are thoroughly national in spirit and local colouring. Other works are Fifty Modern Poems (1865), Songs, Poems, and Ballads (1877), Evil May Day (1883), Blackberries (1884), Irish Songs and Poems (1887), and Varieties in Prose (1893), and, arguably his most famous work, The Faeries )