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West Country Poets

WILLIAM MANN (fl.1846)

But little is known of this Ashburton (Devon) poet. He was blind and in somewhat indigent circumstances. He published, at Plymouth, in 1846, a volume entitled 'Poems on Sacred, Philanthropic, and Rural Subjects, composed chiefly in a State of Blindness of nearly Forty Years' Duration.' This little work contains, amongst other trifles, 'An Elegy on the Death of the late William GIFFORD, Author of the "Baviad" and Maeviad"', who was also a native of Ashburton.

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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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