George William Lewis Marshall-Hall
George William Louis Marshall-Hall was an English-born musician, composer, conductor, poet and controversialist who lived and worked in Australia from 1891 till his death in 1915. According to his birth certificate, his surname was ‘Hall’ and ‘Marshall’ was his fourth given name, which commemorated his physiologist grandfather, Marshall Hall (1790–1857) well-known for his pioneering studies of reflex nervous action and the resuscitation of apparently drowned persons. George’s father, a barrister—who, however, never practised that profession —appears to have been the first to hyphenate the name and his sons followed suit.
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George William Lewis Marshall-Hall Poems
To Giusue Carducci
O RICH and splendid soul that overflowest With light and fire caught from thy native skies!— Whose latent storm is lurid in thine eyes When with august and bended brows thou throwest
On Reading Shakepeare's Sonnets
THY verse is like a cool and shady well Lying a-dream within some moss-walled close Far from the common way, where violets doze In green-deep grass beside the sweet hare-bell.
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To Giusue Carducci
O RICH and splendid soul that overflowest
With light and fire caught from thy native skies!—
Whose latent storm is lurid in thine eyes
When with august and bended brows thou throwest
Thy Jove-like bolt upon the world below.
Woe, woe the wretch—that ever he was born!
Whom once the fierce sirocco of thy scorn
Encircles, deadly, withering,—Ah woe!
But thrice-blest She, whom with one golden word
Thou settest in the firmament of heaven,
A happy, deathless star;—a wonder given
To awe-eyed mortals ...