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West Country Poets

RICHARD MANLEY (d.1834)

This man was a journeyman saddler, and resided at South Molton. He wrote and published miscellaneous pieces in verse, moral and religious, South Molton, 1830; 'Summer Musings' in verse, 1831; and in 1833 a volume entitled, 'An Essay on the Being and Power of the Deity: suggested by a brief View of a Summer Day,' and other pieces.  They had no great merit.  He died in 1834, and in the following year his brother, S. MANLEY, edited 'The Poetical Remains.'

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Transcribed by Sandra Windeatt from: Wright, W. H. K.,(1896) West-Country Poets: Their Lives and Works. London: Elliot Stock, pp.48-51

Last updated 22 Jul 2011 - Brian Randell.

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