Arthur Murphy (2683 words)

Hsin-yun Ou
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Arthur Murphy engaged in most areas of the eighteenth-century writer - journalism, essays, poetry, drama, translation and biography. He edited several journals including The Gray’s Inn Journal, had nineteen of his plays performed between 1756 and 1793, translated Tacitus, and published biographies of Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson and David Garrick. Moreover, he starred as an actor in Othello at Covent Garden, trained at Lincoln’s Inn to become a barrister, and was a copyright specialist.

Murphy was born in Ireland in December 1727, to Richard Murphy and Jane French. When he was two years old, his father, a Dublin merchant, was lost at sea when sailing to Philadelphia, America. In 1738, Murphy was sent to …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Ou, Hsin-yun. "Arthur Murphy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 January 2008
[, accessed 21 July 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.