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Devonshire and other original poems, with some account of ancient customs, superstitions and traditions

Exeter: Devon Weekly Times (1873), 94 pp.

by

George Baker

Prepared by Michael Steer

Elias TOZER was born at Exeter, November 21, 1825. He died December 13, 1873. He was engaged for many years as a reporter on the Western Times, a paper published in Exeter. He afterwards bought a newspaper, Chambers' Exeter Journal, that was at length merged into the Devon Weekly Times, of which he became joint-proprietor. He published in 1873, with the nom de plume of 'Tickler', this book. It was very popular; as was also another work entitled 'Devonshire Sketches: Dartmoor and its Borders' (1869). An insert explains that the book was compiled towards the end of a long illness, its author dying shortly afterwards. The poems are generally written in rhyming couplets. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally by Google from a copy in the University of Indiana Library collection and can be downloaded from HathiTrust. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

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Acland, Sir Thomas 65
Baring-Gould, Rev Sabine 69, 74, 84, 89
Bloomfield 70
Brand, Mr 65
Bray, Mrs 64, 68, 77, 79, 87, 93
Capern, Mr Edward 94
Charles I 86
Coleridge 79
Cromwell, Oliver 70
Dickens, Charles 36
Drake, Sir Francis 84
Drayton 78
Drood, Edwin 36
Fairfax, Sir Thomas 86
Fulford, Bishop 86
Fulford family 86
Fulford, Sir Francis 86
Gathon 78
Greenhill, Jack 85
Grenville, Sir Edward 90
Hannaford, Jack 82-3
Herrick, Robert 65, 71
Hone 66
Howard, Lady 90
Howell, Mr J A 72
Keats at Sidmouth 30
Louise, Princess in Exeter 21
Node, Ralph de (East Budleigh) 71
Oliver at Tiverton 67-8
Oxenham, Elizabeth 72
Oxenham family 72
Oxenham, James 72
Oxenham, Sir James 72-3
Oxenham, John 72
Oxenham, Margaret 72-4
Oxenham, Mary 72
Oxenham, William 72
Prince, Rev John 72
Pulman, Mr 92
Shakespeare, William 92
Southey 79
Stark, Robin 42
Stuart family 86
Thorn, Simon 53
Thorpe 89
Tozer, Elias 1
Triniman, Tom 91
Venn, Betty 58
Venn, Bob 58
Walker, Dr of Teignmouth 69

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