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Havergal, Frances Ridley

HAVERGAL, FRANCES RIDLEY (1836-1879), English hymnwriter, daughter 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 1879.

See Memorials of Frances Ridley Havergal (1880), by her sister.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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