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Poetical Works of Frances Ridley Havergal


The box set in the photographs containing pocket books of poetry by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) was published by James Nisbet & Co sometime between the 1880s and early 1900s. It is, however, for hymns rather than poetry that Havergal is most well-known, in particular, Take My Life and Let it Be and Thy Life for Me. Although she was, by all accounts, a child prodigy who was writing verse by the age of 7, her father, a Church of England minister, and also a poet and hymn writer, initially discouraged her education due to her delicate health which eventually led to her early demise by the age of 42. Much of her work was published posthumously by her sister.

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