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Harriet Auber

AUBER, Henriette (Harriet). b. Spitalfields, London, 4 August 1773; d. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, 20 Jan 1862. Many Huguenot refugees settled in Spitalfields, and Henriette (who anglicized her name to Harriet) was descended from such a family. Her father, James Auber, was a Church of England rector. She seems to have lived an uneventful life (‘quiet and secluded’, according to JJ, p. 90), but she wrote poetry, published in The Spirit of the Psalms: or, a compressed version of select portions of the Psalms of David, adapted to Christian worship (1829). It was published with a preface signed ‘a clergyman of the Church of England’ (identified in one library catalogue as H. Harvey). This person...

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