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Robert Stephen Hawker Biography | Poet

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Robert Stephen Hawker (3 December 1803 – 15 August 1875), was an Anglican clergyman, poet, antiquarian of Cornwall and reputed eccentric. He is best known as the writer of The Song of the Western Men, with its chorus line, And shall Trelawny die / Here's twenty thousand Cornish men / will know the reason why!, which he published anonymously in 1825. His name became known after Charles Dickens acknowledged his authorship of "The Song of the Western Men" in the serial magazine Household Words.. Anglican priest poet antiquarian of Cornwall