Who is Robert Fuller Murray

Robert Fuller Murray (1863–1894), 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.

Murray was born 26 December 1863 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, son of Emmeline and John Murray, the latter a Scotsman and a Unitarian minister. In 1869 his father took him to Kelso and from that point on, except for a brief visit to Egypt, he stayed in the U.K. He attended grammar school in Ilminster and Crewkerne and in 1881 he entered the University of St Andrews. In 1886 his father died. He worked for a while assisting John M. D. Meiklejohn, Professor of the Theory, History, and Practice of Education at the University of St ...
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Robert Fuller Murray Poems

  • Come Back To St. Andrews
    Come back to St. Andrews! Before you went away
    You said you would be wretched where you could not see the Bay,
    The East sands and the West sands and the castle in the sea
    Come back to St. Andrews--St. Andrews and me. ...
  • The Swallows. From Jean Pierre Claris Florian
    I love to see the swallows come
    At my window twittering,
    Bringing from their southern home
    News of the approaching spring. ...
  • To Alfred Tennyson--1883
    Familiar with thy melody,
    We go debating of its power,
    As churls, who hear it hour by hour,
    Contemn the skylark's minstrelsy-- ...
  • The Poet's Hat
    The rain had fallen, the Poet arose,
    He passed through the doorway into the street,
    A strong wind lifted his hat from his head,
    And he uttered some words that were far from sweet. ...
  • Milton. With Apologies To Lord Tennyson
    O swallow-tailed purveyor of college sprees,
    O skilled to please the student fraternity,
    Most honoured publican of Scotland,
    Milton, a name to adorn the Cross Keys; ...
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Kerryhotice: yea, all things are vanity, and what else but vain are ye? ye who boast yourselves the kings over all created things. kings! whence came your right to reign? ye shall be dethroned again. yet for this, your one brief hour, wield your mockery of power -robert fuller murray
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Quotesgospel: "god's anger is like a river dammed up. it is getting higher and higher, fuller and deeper, every day." -robert murray m'cheyne.
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