[Sir] James Prior

1790-1869; b. Lisburn, Co. Antrim; knighted in 1858 for work as naval surgeon and Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 1843; wrote Life of Goldsmith, also Burke, Edmund Malone; The Country House and Other Poems (London 1846); Invitation to Malvern, poem addressed to Chas. Phillips (London 1851), Lines ... on reading verses of Rear-Admiral W. H. Smith (1857); also travel works incl. Voyage to the Indian Seas. ODNB PI


‘Memoir of the Life and Character of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke’ [biographical intro.,] in Works of Edmund Burke, &c. [Bohn's British Classics; 5th edn.; revised by the author] (London : H. G. Bohn 1854), pp.[i]-xxx [microfiche copy available edn. in Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to America, 7,338-44.

Note: T. H. D. Mahoney styles James Prior, Life of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke [2nd edn.], 2 vols. (London 1803) as ‘the most satisfactory edition’. (See Mahoney, Edmund Burke and Ireland, Harvard UP 1960, - Bibliography.)


J. W. Croker: Prior’s autograph letters to John Wilson Croker [q.v.] are slipped into the copy of The Country House and Other Poems (1846) held in British Library.

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