Walter Richard Cassels

(1826-1907 / England)

Biography of Walter Richard Cassels

Walter Richard Cassels (London 4 September 1826 - 10 June 1907) is the speculated author of the anonymous work Supernatural Religion.

Born in London to a British consular official, Walter spent most of his early life in India. In partnership with two of his brothers he later set up a business in Bombay. After serving in the legislative council of Bombay from 1863 to 1865, he returned to England.

Walter Richard Cassels's Works:

* Eidolon, or the Course of a Soul; and other poems. William Pickering: London, 1850.
* Poems. Smith, Elder & Co.: London, 1856.
* Cotton: An Account of its Culture in the Bombay Presidency.

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A Night Scene

The lights have faded from the little casement,
As though her closing eyes had brought on night;
And now she dreams--Ah! dreams supremely bright,
While silence reigns around from roof to basement.
And slow the moon is mounting up the sky,
Drawing Heaven's myriads in her queenly train,
Flinging rich largesse, as she passes by,
Of beauty freely over hill and plain.

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