Philip Bourke Marston

An English poet, Philip Bourke Marston's poetry was set to music by American composers, including Margaret Ruthven Lang.

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    Born in London, Marston began to lose his eyesight at the age of four.  Marston was inspired greatly by the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the notable pre-Raphaelite.

    Marston’s writings were much more popular in America than they were in his home country.

    –Christie Finn

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