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 Edu...
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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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  • Cicuellar: wishing everyone a golden autumn sunrise. peace be with you. o jewelled night, that reign'st on high, where is thy crescent moon? thy stars have faded from the sky, the sun is coming soon. the summer night is passed away, sing welcome to the autumn day. robert fuller murray
  • Darkday98: my lamp is out, my task is done, and up the stair with lingering feet i climb. the staircase clock strikes one. good night, my love! good night, my sweet! – robert fuller murray
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  • Justinb1972: good night all. this is how i feel about all of you: my lips no other words can say, but still they murmur and repeat to you, who slumber far away, good night, my love! good night, my sweet! (robert fuller murray)
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