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date: 10 August 2020

Smith, Charleslocked

  • R. H. Legge
  • , revised by David J. Golby


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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