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Wasted Day

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Robert Fuller Murray was a Victorian poet. Although born in the United States, Murray lived most of his life in the United Kingdom, most notably in St Andrews, Scotland. He wrote two books of poetry and was published occasionally in periodicals.

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ROBERT F. MURRAY (AUTHOR OF THE SCARLET GOWN) HIS POEMS: WITH MEMOIR

BY ANDREW LANG

LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. NEW YORK: 15 EAST 16TH STREET

1894

Edinburgh: T. AND A. CONSTABLE, Printers to Her Majesty

THE VOLUME IS DEDICATED TO J. M. D. MEIKLEJOHN, ESQ. MOST INDULGENT OF MASTERS AND KINDEST OF FRIENDS

R. F. MURRAY 1863 1893

Much is written about success and failure in the career of literature, about the reasons which enable one man to reach the front, and another to earn his livelihood, while a third, in appearance as likely as either of them, fails and, perhaps, faints by the way. Mr. R. F. Murray, the author of The Scarlet Gown , was among those who do not attain success, in spite of qualities which seem destined to ensure it, and who fall out of the ranks. To him, indeed, success and the rewards of this world, money, and praise, did by no means seem things to be snatched at. To him success meant earning by his pen the very modest sum which sufficed for his wants, and the leisure necessary for serious essays in poetry... Continue reading book >>


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