A Compendium of Irish Biography/Barrett, Eaton Stannard
Barrett, Eaton Stannard, a writer of considerable merit, was born in Cork towards the end of the 18th century. Although he entered the Middle Temple, he does not appear to have followed the law, but rather to have embraced literature. He was a man of great private worth and attractive manners. Besides Lines on Woman, his best known work is The Heroine, a mock romance of wonderful liveliness and humour. He died in Glamorganshire, of decline, 20th March 1820. Several communications regarding his writings will be found in Notes and Queries, 1st and 2nd Series. His brother, Richard Barrett, editor of The Dublin Pilot, was a fellow prisoner of O'Connell's, and died at Dalkey about 1855.   
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- Notes and Queries. London, 1850-'78.