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John Westland Marston (1819–1890)

Marston, John Westland. An English dramatist; born at Boston, Lincolnshire, Jan. 30, 1819; died in London, Jan. 5, 1890. He was one of a group of English mystics. Among his dramas were: ‘The Patrician’s Daughter’ (1842); ‘Donna Diana’ (1863), his best play; ‘The Favorite of Fortune’ (1866); etc. He wrote also: ‘Our Recent Actors’ (1888), a valuable work; a novel; two collections of short stories; and a number of poems,—among the latter ‘The Death-Ride at Balaklava’ (1854), which became very popular.