William Smyth

1813- ; b. Dublin; friend of Thackeray and Father Prout; v. pop. plays, incl. Old Carlisle Bridge (Dublin 1862). Also, Dublin Destroyed, or the Witches Cauldron of Railway Horrors (Dublin 1863), satirical comicalities over the name William Scribble, produced at Queen’s Theatre; versatile comic writer who served in the navy; actor, then journalist with Morning Star; friend of Thackeray and Fr. Prout. [No ODNB entry.], PI DIW

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