Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lover, Samuel (1797-1808),was born in Dublin. He at first distinguished himself as a marine- and miniature-painter, having Lord Brougham as a sitter, and exhibiting a portrait of Paganini at the Royal Academy. In 1832 he published Legends and Stories of Ireland (illustrated by himself), in 1836 Itory O'Morc (which he dramatised), and in 1842 Handy Andy. In 1837 he came to London to work, but failing sight compelled him to confine his efforts to a series of entertainments called "Irish Evenings." Besides making a collection of lyrics of Ireland, he wrote Molly Bann, The Low-backed Car, and The Four-leaved Shamrock.