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England
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[...]&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;4. Howard R. Smith told us of Morris’s life. The meeting gasped with unanimity and 
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seven; we gathered that the background of his life had been a blend of Epping Forest &amp; shares 
in a coppermine, and that his appearance accounted for his lifelong nickname of Topsy. Of his 
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restoring cathedrals &amp; other ancient monuments, his Kelmscott Press, his poems &amp; prose 
romances, his turning to Socialism as the only way to a society in which men would find 
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&lt;p&gt;5. Mary S. W. Pollard read a short extract from Percy Corder’s life of Robert Spence Watson 
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&lt;p&gt;6. Ethel C. Stevens read an interesting account of Kelmscott Manor, revealing other sides of 
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&lt;p&gt;7. R. H. Robson gathered together the artistic &amp; socialist aspects of Morris’s work, emphasised 
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