samuel lover


Samuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter. Unabridged
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lover (ˈlʌvə)
1.  a person, now esp a man, who has an extramarital or premarital sexual relationship with another person
2.  (often plural) either of the two people involved in a love affair
3.  a.  someone who loves a specified person or thing: a lover of music
 b.  (in combination): a music-lover; a cat-lover

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from love (v.).
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samuel lover

Anglo-Irish novelist, songwriter, and painter. Privately educated, Lover fled his father's stockbroking office and became a successful painter, largely of portraits. He also wrote songs, notably "Rory O'More" (1826), which he also developed as a novel (1837) and a play (1837). His best known novel is Handy Andy (1842), often seen as one of the sources of the "stage Irishman," a popular theatrical stereotype. After failing eyesight forced him to give up painting, he gave successful entertainments using his own writings in both Great Britain and North America.

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