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R S Hawker

PemBook: The vicar of Morwenstow: being a life of Robert Stephen Hawker, MA by S. Baring-Gould

Student, 1823-4

R.S. Hawker (1803-1875) was a poet and clergyman, as well as a historian of Cornwall. His best known work is The Song of the Western Men, which is the unofficial anthem of Cornwall. He spent most of his life as vicar of Morwenstow and was noted both for his compassion to shipwrecked sailors and his general eccentricity.

More about R.S. Hawker

Other Works:

Footprints of former men in far Cornwall (1870)

The Cornish ballads and other poems of the Rev. R.S. Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow (1869)


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