A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Marston, Philip Bourke

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Marston, Philip Bourke (1850-1887). -- Poet, was b. in London, and lost his sight at the age of 3. His poems, Song-tide, All in All, and Wind Voices bear, in their sadness, the impress of this affliction, and of a long series of bereavements. He was the friend of Rossetti and of Swinburne, the latter of whom has written a sonnet to his memory.