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Samuel Kennedy Cowan (1850 - 1918):
Writer Of Christmas Card Verses

Samuel Cowan was born in Lisburn, County Antrim, and was educated at Trinity College,Dublin. He was a prolific writer of verses for Christmas cards. Many of his poems were set to music by composers including Sir Arthur Sullivan. He published Sung by Six: Collected Poems of Six Poets; Poems; Victoria the Good; and From Ulster's Hills. He served as a major in the militia.
Born: 1850
Died: 1918
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