Thomas Bibby

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Thomas Bibby (1799–1863) was an Irish poet.

Life[edit]

He was born at Kilkenny, studied at Kilkenny College, and then at Trinity College, Dublin, which he entered in 1814 on a scholarship[1] At the age of thirteen, Bibby won a gold medal for science, and he subsequently became one of the best Greek students of his day. He graduated in 1816, and went on to lead a studious but secluded life in his native Kilkenny, developing eccentricities which suggested to many that he was insane.

He died on 7 January 1863, after a painful illness, at his house at St. Canice's Steps. His brother Samuel Hale Bibby, was a surgeon in Green Street, Grosvenor Square, London, and shared his literary taste, but was considered to be more conventional.

Works[edit]

Bibby published two dramatic poems in blank verse, Gerald of Kildare (1854), and its sequel, Silken Thomas, or Saint Mary's Abbey (1859).

See also[edit]

  • Sale of books at Sotheby's [1]
  • Obituary and family history dating back to John Bibby, Portreeve of Irishtown in 1691 [2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [3]
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Bibby, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.