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Poems (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Poems Arthur Hugh Clough was born at Liverpool. January 1. 1819.He -was the second son of James Butler Clough. His father belonged to an old Welsh family, who trace themselves back to Sir Richard Clough, known as agent at Antwerp to Sir Thomas Gresham. His mothers name was Anne Perfect. She was the daughter of John Perfect, a banker at Pontefract in Yorkshire, of a respectable family long established in that place. Sir Richard Clough, we are told, was related on his mothers side to John Calvin. In his own county of Denbigh he was evidently a man of considerable position. He built two houses. Plas Clough and Bachegraig, about the year 1527. He married first a Dutch lady, by whom he had a son. Richard, who carried on the name, and to whom he bequeathed Plas Clough. He married, secondly, Katharine Tudor, heiress of Berain, and descendant of Marchweithian, lord of the Welsh tribe of Is-aled. She was a relation and ward of Queen Elizabeth, being great-granddaughter of Henry VII.: and the Queens consent is mentioned as having been required for her marriage. Sir Richard Clough was her second husband: and the story is told that he, as well as Morris Wynn of Gwydir, accompanied her to her first husbands funeral, and that Morris Wynn when leading her out of church requested the favour of her hand in marriage, to which she answered that she had already promised it as she went in to Sir Richard Clough; but added that should there be any other occasion she would remember him. After the death of Sir Richard, accordingly, she did marry him. and afterwards married, fourthly. Edward Thelwall. of Plas-yWard. She is said, however, to have preferred Sir R.Clough to her other husbands; and a curious picture of her exis: -. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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