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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 Conceit

The Grey-beard Winter sat alone and still,
Locking his treasures in the flinty earth;
And like a miser comfortless and chill,
Frown'd upon pleasure and rejected mirth;

But Spring came, gentle Spring, the young, the fair,
And with her smiles subdued his frosty heart,
So that for very joy to see her there,
His soul, relenting, play'd the lover's part;

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