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Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)
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Poet and prose writer, Walter Savage Landor was born at Ipsley Court, Warwick. The son of a doctor and a wealthy mother, he was educated at Rugby from which he was removed for insolence. He was also suspended from Trinity College, Oxford for firing off a shotgun in his rooms. In 1808 he fought as a volunteer for the Spanish War of Liberation against the French, subsidising it personally. He inherited the family property in Staffordshire in 1805 and sold it to buy Llanthony Abbey in Wales it shor..
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A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
- Walter Savage Landor
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