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A poem by Crabbe published 1810, in twenty‐four ‘letters’, describing, with much penetration and accuracy of detail, the life, the characters, and the surroundings of the town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Two of the most successful tales, concerning Peter Grimes and Ellen Orford, were combined in Britten's opera Peter Grimes (1945).

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George Crabbe (1754—1832) poet and Church of England clergyman