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Robert William Service (1874 - 1958)
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Born in Preston, in the English county of Lancashire, at the head the estuary of the river Ribble, on January 16, 1874. He grew up the first born child of a bank cashier wed to the daughter of a wealthy distillery family, Sarah Emil Parker.

Five years later, with four younger siblings now vying for parental attention, he went to live with paternal grandfather, the postmaster at Kilwinning, Ayrshire in Scotland where three maiden aunts waited to dote over him! He composed his first poem there ..
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A promise made is a debt unpaid.
- Robert William Service
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