Poet Samuel Rogers (July 30, 1763 – December 18, 1855) was one of the most celebrated poets of his time although he made his money through banking. He was born at Newington Green, then a village north of Islington. From his mother Rogers was connected with the well-known English Dissenters clergymen Philip Henry and his son Matthew and he was brought up in Nonconformist circles becoming a long-standing member of the Unitarian congregation at Newington Green, then led by Dr Richard Price. He was educated in Hackney and Stoke Newington. From his birth until 1803, when he moved to the Temple, he lived at Gloucester House which had extensive grounds.
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