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FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL (1836-1879)

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 81 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL (1836-1879), English hymn-writer, (laughter of the Rev. William Henry Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, on the 14th of December 1836. At the age of seven she began to write verse, most of it of a religious character. As a hymn-writer she was particularly successful, and the modern English Church collections include several of her compositions. Her collected Poetical Works were published in 1884. She died at Caswell Bay, Swansea, on the 3rd of June 1870. See Memorials of Frances Ridley Havergal (1880), by her sister.
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