Shirley, Walter

Shirley, Walter,

the rector of Loughrea, Galway County, Ireland, was a cousin of the countess,of Huntingdon. He was born in 1725 and died in 1786. He published, Twelve Sermons (Dublin; reprinted Lond. 1763 [some 1764], 12mo): — poems, Liberty, an Ode; The Judgment and some Hymns ("Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing" is believed to be his). He also revised Lady Huntingdon's Hymn-book (1764). See Roger, Lyra Brit. 1868, p. 498, 673; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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