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Great Britain
Shrewsbury
Shropshire

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The Quarry
(The Dingle)

Sabrina

Goddess of the River Severn
Peter Hollins
1846

Shrewsbury /  Sabrina   Shrewsbury /  Sabrina

Description

Stone statue of the sitting female figure of Sabrina

Inscription(s)

sabrina fair,
listen where thou art sitting
under the glassie, cool, translucent wave,
in twisted braids of lilies knitting
the loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
listen for dear honour's sake,
goddess of the silver lake,
listen and save.

presented by the right honble the earl of bradford 1879

Information Sign

This statue is of Sabrina, the
fabled goddess of the River Severn.

Carved from stone by Peter Hollins of
Birmingham in 1846 and donated by
The Earl of Bradford to the people of
Shrewsbury in 1879.

The following text is inscribed on the
base of the statue
(see above)

Annotation

The text is quotation from John Milton's Commus.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 52°42'25" - W 2°45'41")

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