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Arouse thee, Herod
The Rev. George Pierce Grantham was Vicar of Farrington Gurney in Somerset. He published his volume of poetry, The Mysteries of Holy Church in 1871.

The Rev. R. F. Smith was Precentor of Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire during the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

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A mid-Victorian photograph of Southwell Minster showing the towers devoid of their "pepperpot" spires as they were between 1805 and 1881. The Minster achieved Cathedral status in 1884, at which time the Rev. R. F. Smith seems to have become the first Precentor
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