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Thread #83382 Message #2251638
Posted By: Jim Dixon
02-Feb-08 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sir William Gower (from Brian Peters)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sir William Gower (from Brian Peters)
There are two versions of THE NEW YORK TRADER posted in the thread called Penguin: The New York Trader, and in The Digital Tradition.
By the way, I was wondering, was Sir William Gower a verifiably real person, and is there any truth to this story?
1. Sir William Gower, an apparently fictional character in the play "Trelawny of the Wells" by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, 1898.
2. Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet (c. 1647–1691), an English MP.
3. Vice Admiral William Spencer Leveson-Gower, 4th Earl Granville KG, GCVO, CB, DSO (1880–1953), a British sailor and governor.
However, I find it hard to believe that any of these was the original mentioned in the song.