Dowden, Edward (1843), born at Cork, was educated at Queen's College, Cork, and at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1867 he; became Professor of Oratory in Dublin University, and afterwards Professor of English Literature. He has written many magazine articles, and is especially noted as a Shakespearean scholar. His Shaliespeare: a Study of his Mind and Art (1875), and his Slialtespeare Primer (1877), are, well known. He published Studies in Literature (1878), a work on Southey in English Men of Letters (1879), and a Life of Slielley (1888).