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William Robert Spencer


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William Robert Spencer : To The Lady Anne Hamilton

'Verses / Spencer' 'Too late I staid, forgive the crime; /...' [transcript of poem]

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Groom      


William Robert Spencer : Urania

[transcribed in what seems to be Lady Caroline's hand]: 'If guardian Powers preside above Who still extend to virtuous Love A tutelary care The Virgins bosom?s earliest dole The first born Passion of the soul Must find protection there. Never can noon's maturer ray That charm of orient light display, Which morning suns impart So can no later passion prove That glow which gilds the dawn of Love The day spring of the hearts?

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Lady Caroline Lamb      


William Robert Spencer : Beth Gelert, or the Grave of the Greyhound

'Poetry Composed by Llewelyn on the Death of his Greyhound' 'The Spearman [spearmen in original] heard the bugle sound/...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Molineux group, including Mrs Molineux     


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