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Another year is dawning

Another year is dawning. Frances Ridley Havergal* (1836-1879).  According to JJ, p. 72, this was written in 1874 for an ornamental card or leaflet published by a firm called Caswell in 1875 (this publisher has not been found, and it may be an error for Caswell, the part of Swansea where FRH died). It is not in Under the Surface (1874), as JJ goes on to state. In The Poetical Works of Frances Ridley Havergal (1884), edited by her sister Maria, it was included in the section entitled ‘New Year Verses’, which suggests the card origin. Maria dated it ‘1874, Winterdyne’. Winterdyne, near Bewdley in Worcestershire, was the English home of her Irish friends, Mr and Mrs Shaw. It had six 4-line...

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