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Samuel Morley

London 1809 - 1886
English woollen manufacturer and political radical. He is known as a philanthropist, Congregationalist dissenter, abolitionist, and statesman
James Havard Thomas

Bristol /  Samuel Morley   Bristol /  Samuel Morley


Marble statue of Samuel Morley, 'dressed in modern attire, the frock coat buttoned closely which he usually wore. The figure is upright, and the attitude that often assumed by the subject when addressing public meetings'. Unveiled 22 October 1887 by Sir Joseph D. Weston.


Samuel Morley
Member of Parliament for this City
from 1868 to 1885
To preserve for their children
the memory of the face and form
of one who was an example
of justice generosity and public spirit.
this statue was given
by more than 5000 citizens of Bristol.
I believe that the power
of England is to be reckoned
not by her wealth or
armies, but by the purity
and virtue of teh great
mass of her population
Samuel Morley


j. havard thomas sculp. 1887


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