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Smith, Charleslocked

(1786–1856)
  • R. H. Legge
  • , revised by David J. Golby

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Smith, Charles (1786–1856), singer and composer, was born in London in September 1786, the grandson of Edward Smith, page to Princess Amelia, and the son of Felton Smith, a chorister at Christ Church, Oxford. At the age of five, owing to his precocity, he became a pupil of ...

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