Marston, John Westland

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John Westland Marston, 1819–90, English playwright and critic. Although his poetic dramas, including The Patrician's Daughter (1842) and The Favourite of Fortune (1866), were popular, he is more noteworthy for his literary criticism, most particularly his review of Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon. His son Philip Bourke Marston, 1850–87, blind from the age of three, wrote four volumes of verse in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites; they include Songtide (1871) and Wind Voices (1883).

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