Born: 1805, Southborough, Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Died: November 28, 1877, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England.
Buried: Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, England.
A businessman and Methodist lay preacher, Gough lived in London for some years. His works include:
Lyra Sabbatica (London: 1865)
Kentish Lyrics (London: 1867)
Hymns of Prayer and Praise (London: 1875)
Songs from the Woodlands, and Other Poems (London: 1872)
Protestant Hymns and Songs for the Million (London: 1878)
Christmas Carols and New Year’s Songs (London, undated)
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