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William Dunkin (c.1706 - 1765):
Poet


William Dunkin was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1735. He was a friend of Swift, who wrote of him 'he is a gentleman of much wit, and the best English as well as Latin poet in the Kingdom'. Eventually Lord Chesterfield placed Dunkin as Principal of Portora, the endowed school of Enniskillen. His collected work, Poems and Epistles, was published in two volumes in 1774.

Born: c.1706
Died: 24 November 1765
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