When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old

Author: Jan Struther

Jan Struther, given name: Joyce Torrens-Graham (b. Westminster, London, England, 1901; d. New York, NY, 1953) wrote many poems and essays under the pen name of Jan Struther (derived from her mother's maiden name, Eva Anstruther). In addition to her pen name, Struther also had the married names of Mrs. Anthony Maxtone Graham and, from a second marriage, Mrs. Adolf Kurt Placzek. During World War II she moved with her children to New York City and remained there until her death. In England she is best known for her novel Mrs. Miniver (1940), which consists of sketches of British family life before World War II. Immensely popular, the book was later made into a movie. Struther also wrote comic and serious poetry, essays, and short stories, publ… Go to person page >

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First Line: When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old
Author: Jan Struther
Meter: 11.11.11.11 irregular
Language: English
Copyright: © Oxford University Press, from "Enlarged Songs of Praise"

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Common Praise #616

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #731

Hymns Old and New #543

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